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The stories of the hard-rock miners' shooting wars, young Elizabeth Gurly Flynn (the "Rebel Girl" of contemporary sheet music), the first sit-down strikes and Free Speech fights, Emma Goldman and the struggle for birth control access, the Pageant for Paterson orchestrated in Madison Square Garden, bohemian radicals John Reed and Louise Bryant, field-hand revolts and lumber workers' strikes, wartime witch hunts, government prosecutions and mob lynching, Mexican-American uprisings in Baja and Mexican peasant revolts led by Wobblies, hilarious and sentimental songs created and later revived all are here, and much more. The IWW is much written-about yet somehow elusive to scholars because of its mixed cultural and social character, The Wobblies presents the IWW whole, scripted and drawn by old-time and younger Wobbly artists among others including Carlos Cortez (former editor of the Industrial Worker), Harvey Pekar (author of American Splendor), Peter Kuper (current artist of Mad's Spy vs Spy), Sue Coe, Seth Tobocman, Chris Cardinale, Ryan Inzana, Spain Rodriques, Trina Robbins, Sharon Rudahl and the circle of artists for World War III Illustrated.
Paul Bhule is Senior Lecturer in History and American Civilsation. He founded the wobblyesque New Left journal Radical America, for the Students for a Democratic Society, in 1967. He is the author of the authorized biography of C.L.R. James and coeditor of the Encyclopedia of the American Left. Nicole Schulman is an artist on the editorial board of World War 3 Illustrated. Her work has been exhibited and published across the United States as well as in Europe and South Korea, and is in the permanent collection of the library of Congress. She was born and raised in New York City, and continues to live there.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2005
Edited by Nicole Schulman
Edited by Paul Buhle
Country of Publication
Deluxe Ed, /DV ed.
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