We Shall Be All

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

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A succinct rendition of Dubofsky's classic and massive history of the IWW, this edition brings the essence of the colorful story of the Industrial Workers of the World to a new generation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged
  • 0252069056
  • 9780252069055
  • 1,522,586

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This is the classic history of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), 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. 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 prosperous era. Their example has inspired radicals in America and abroad over the greater part of a century.
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"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
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