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Revolutionary Industrial Unionism

The Industrial Workers of the World in Australia

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Revolutionary Industrial Unionism by Verity Burgmann
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The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in Australia are better known for the stories told about them than for any document historical significance. Renowned for their audacity and hooliganism the 'Wobblies' were particularly notorious for their active opposition to World War I. This landmark book conveys the vitality and drama of Wobbly activity, and also assesses the impact of the IWW on Australian political and labour history. Drawing from an impressive range of sources, Verity Burgmann writes with vigour and passion about Wobbly culture, and describes their doctrines, methods and organisation. The book highlights the unique nature of the IWW in Australia, and traces Wobbly influence in much post-war activity. Now, with the widespread collapse of communism and the inadequacies of labour parties, the IWW, as an alternative form of revolutionary working-class politics, merits renewed investigation.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 1995
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
17 b/w illus.
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
360
Dimensions
152x229x20
ISBN-13
9780521476980
Product ID
2961067

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