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The Spirit of Labor / Edition 1

The Spirit of Labor / Edition 1

by Hutchins Hapgood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252071875

ISBN-13: 9780252071874

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

This nonfiction narrative is an entertaining look at labor struggles, anarchist politics, and proletarian culture in Chicago, the heart of the radical labor movement in the turn-of-the-century United States. Through the story of its central character, anarchist carpenter Anton Johannsen, The Spirit of Labor pulls the reader into a vibrant, gritty world inhabited by

Overview

This nonfiction narrative is an entertaining look at labor struggles, anarchist politics, and proletarian culture in Chicago, the heart of the radical labor movement in the turn-of-the-century United States. Through the story of its central character, anarchist carpenter Anton Johannsen, The Spirit of Labor pulls the reader into a vibrant, gritty world inhabited by unionists and scabs, anarchists and socialists, hoboes and tramps, radical reformers, shady politicians and corrupt policemen, workers equipped with "ready fists and honest souls," and business leaders bent on crushing the city's militant labor movement. The book also reflects the uncomfortable fit between the worlds of the bohemian intellectual and the radical worker. Immediacy and humor make it a particularly appealing candidate for classroom use, and James R. Barrett adds a useful new introduction and extensive notes providing a historical and scholarly framework for the story. Hutchins Hapgood (1869-1944) was a radical journalist and novelist with connections to the Greenwich Village and Provincetown literary scenes. His works include The Spirit of the Ghetto and the autobiography A Victorian in the Modern World.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252071874
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
I.Early Youth23
II.On the Road35
III.Injustice and Love54
IV.The Age of Reason75
V.Trade-Unionist94
VI.Meeting the Employer119
VII.The Radicals138
VIII.Organizer167
IX.Delegate to New York189
X.Chicago Spirit and Its Cause210
XI.Social Amenities220
XII.Argument With Boss235
XIII.An Anarchist Salon262
XIV.Politics in the Federation293
XV.The Intellectual Proletariat323
XVI.Some of the Big Men348
XVII.Their Points of View375
XVIII.A Ripe Letter401
Notes411

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