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We Shall Be All A History of the Industrial Workers of the World (abridged ed.)

by Melvyn Dubofsky

Part of the Working Class in American History Series

We Shall Be All A History of the Industrial Workers of the World (abridged ed.) Synopsis

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--material and spiritual--would be erased and where all people, regardless of nationality or color, would walk free and equal. More than half a century ago the Wobblies tried in their own ways to grapple with issues that still plague the nation in a more sophisticated and properous era. Their example has inspired radicals in America and abroad over the greater part of a century

We Shall Be All A History of the Industrial Workers of the World (abridged ed.) Press Reviews

This condensed version of the IWW's history is a useful contribution to US labor studies. -- Choice This new, abridged version is a more accessible resource for academic audiences as well as general readers... Remains the definitive study of this fascinating American institution. -- Marcus Wedenor, Oregon Historical Quarterly

Book Information

ISBN: 9780252069055
Publication date: 1st September 2000
Author: Melvyn Dubofsky
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 312 pages
Categories: History of the Americas,

About Melvyn Dubofsky

Melvyn Dubofsky, Distinguished Professor of History at Binghamton University, SUNY, is the author of Hard Work: The Making of Labor History among other books, and coauthor of John L. Lewis: A Biography.Joseph A. McCartin, an associate professor of history at Georgetown University, is the author of Labor's Great War: The Struggle for Industrial Democracy and the Origins of Modern American Labor Relations, 1912-21.

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