Joe Hill

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Gibbs Smith, 2009
Become Acquainted With Joe Hill, A True American Rebel Who Fought For A Vision of Heaven On Earth. The Definitive Study of Joe Hill, Labor Martyr, Proletarian Folk Hero and Songwriter, "A Man Whose Songs Evoked The Spirit of Radicals Who Were The Very Epitome of Guts and Gall- Antry. Now, As Then, Society Needs Such Men and Women. "--New York Times A Thorough, Scholarly Volume, This Is The Most Complete Factual Account To Date Which Also Details Hill's Personal Life and Experiences.
 

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Joe Hill is a shining star of the labor movement. And his light has a tendency to blind his biographers. I have three accounts of Hill's life and execution. Or, rather, of his trial and execution ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Joe Hills songs
1
From greenhorn Swede to rebel trueblue
43
Charged with murder
63
A guilty man?
79
Utah the Wobblies and Joe Hill
115
organize
157
9
179
Notes
211
Appendix
231
Appendix
261
Bibliography
275
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Strana 3 - The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of working people, and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life.
Strana 4 - It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capitalism. The army of production must be organized, not only for the every-day struggle with capitalists, but also to carry on production when capitalism shall have been overthrown. By organizing industrially we are forming the structure of the new society within the shell of the old.
Strana 4 - These conditions can be changed and the interest of the working class upheld only by an organization formed in such a way that all its members in any one industry, or in all industries, if necessary, cease work...
Strana 16 - You will eat, bye and bye, When you've learned how to cook and to fry Chop some wood, 'twill do you good, And you'll eat in the sweet bye and bye.
Strana 4 - We find that the centering of the management of industries into fewer and fewer hands makes the trade unions unable to cope with the ever growing power of the employing class. The trade unions foster a state of affairs which allows one set of workers to be pitted against another set of workers in the same industry, thereby helping to defeat one another in wage wars.

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