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History of the U.S. working class before World War II

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Bread & Roses: The Strike Led and Won by Women
By Lyn Neeley, in Workers World, 29 January 1998. High point of IWW struggle, the 1912 garment workers' strike in Lawrence and its impact.
The Ludlow Massacre and the Birth of Company Unions
By Stephen Millies, in Workers World, 26 January, 1995. Massacre of coal miners working for John D. Rockefeller in Ludlow CO, 1914.
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Extract from The Rebel Girl: An Autobiography. My First Life (1906-1926)
Centralia, 1919. Part of Red Scare in 1919, nationalist paraders attack IWW headquarters in Centralia, Washington.
US Labor and Political Action 1918-24
From John Walker, 5 November 1999.
Building our Unions: The "American Plan" Hits Oakland
By Albert Lannon, 22 February 1999. Post World War I open shop union busting plan. Case of the building trades in Oakland in 1921.
The Labor Party Illusion
By Sam Dolgoff ("Sam Weiner"), c. 1971. Reflects the IWW/anarcho-syndicalist perspective popular at the turn of the century.
Frank Dana, Purchasing Power: Consumer organizing, gender, and the Seattle labor movement, 1919-1929
Reviewed by Colin Davis. 6 October, 1995.
Battling the executioners and their bosses. From the Molly Maguires to Mumia
By Stephen Millies, in Workers World, 7 September, 1995. Re. the "Molly McGuires" and the Coal and Iron Police which repressed anthracite workers in Pennsylvania.
Roosevelt As A 'Friend Of Labor' Is Just A Myth
By Art Preis, in the Militant, 24 February, 1997.

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