[act-ma] 9/24 The Wobblies in Their Heyday (Sat)

Bill Bumpus wbumpus62 at comcast.net
Wed Sep 21 05:50:55 PDT 2016


The Wobblies in Their Heyday

Saturday, September 24 – 2:00 p.m.

Somerville Public Library

79 Highland Avenue, Somerville

Author and former Somerville resident Eric Chester will discuss his 
recent work, /The Wobblies in Their Heyday: The Rise and Destruction of 
the Industrial Workers of the World during the World War I Era./

Based on extensive archival research, /The Wobblies in Their Heyday/ 
looks at the union during the World War I era when it was able to 
organize militant strikes that drastically curtailed production in key 
industries, copper mining and lumber. It also looks at the debates 
within the union on how to build a broadly based movement to oppose the 
war. The book also details the coordinated campaign of repression 
launched by the administration of President Woodrow Wilson with the 
intention of crushing the Wobblies.

This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Boston Labor Support Committee (617) 625-9070




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