We Shall Be All: A History of the Industrial Workers of the World / Edition 1 by Melvyn Dubofsky | 9780252069055 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
We Shall Be All: A History of the Industrial Workers of the World / Edition 1

We Shall Be All: A History of the Industrial Workers of the World / Edition 1

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by Melvyn Dubofsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252069056

ISBN-13: 9780252069055

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

This is the classic history of the Industrial Workers of the World, the influential band of labor militants whose activism mobilized America's poorest and most marginalized workers in the years before World War I.

Originally published in 1969, Melvyn Dubofsky's We Shall Be All has remained the definitive archive-based history of the IWW. While much has

Overview

This is the classic history of the Industrial Workers of the World, the influential band of labor militants whose activism mobilized America's poorest and most marginalized workers in the years before World War I.

Originally published in 1969, Melvyn Dubofsky's We Shall Be All has remained the definitive archive-based history of the IWW. While much has been written on aspects of the IWW's history in the past three decades, nothing has duplicated or surpassed this authoritative work. The present volume, an abridged version of this labor history classic, makes the compelling story of the IWW accessible to a new generation of readers.

In its heyday, between 1905 and 1919, the IWW nourished a dream of a better America where poverty would be erased and where all people would walk free and equal. The Wobblies tried in their own ways to grapple with issues that still plague the nation in a more sophisticated and prosperous era. Their example has inspired radicals in America and abroad over the greater part of a century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252069055
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Working Class in American History Series
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction vii
A Setting for Radicalism, 1877--1917
1(8)
The Urban-Industrial Frontier, 1890--1905
9(12)
The Class War on the Industrial Frontier, 1894--1905
21(12)
From "Pure and Simple Unionism" to Revolutionary Radicalism
33(17)
The IWW under Attack, 1905--7
50(17)
The IWW in Action, 1906--8
67(17)
Ideology and Utopia: The Syndicalism of the IWW
84(14)
The Fight for Free Speech, 1909--12
98(16)
Steel, Southern Lumber, and Internal Decay, 1909--12
114(18)
Satan's Dark Mills: Lawrence, 1912
132(20)
Satan's Dark Mills: Paterson and After
152(16)
Back to the West, 1913--16
168(17)
Miners, Lumberjacks, and a Reorganized IWW, 1916
185(15)
The Class War at Home and Abroad, 1914--17
200(15)
Employers Strike Back
215(13)
Decision in Washington, 1917--18
228(15)
Courtroom Charades, 1918--19
243(12)
Disorder and Decline, 1918--24
255(12)
Remembrance of Things Past: The IWW Legacy
267(6)
Bibliographic Essay: Recent Works on the History of the IWW 273(6)
Index 279

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