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Seattle general strike.

Robert L. Friedheim

Seattle general strike.

by Robert L. Friedheim

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Published by University of Washington Press in Seattle .
Written in English


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Seattle General Strike. United States Synopsis. The Seattle strike of was the first large-scale general strike in the United gh sparked by wage grievances of shipyard workers, the strike quickly grew into a larger showdown between the city's American Federation of Labor (AFL) movement and local politicians, business interests, and federal war agencies, all of whom saw.   The excerpt is part of an award-winning documentary film biography of Anna Louise Strong, Seattle's most famous radical. The General Strike began February 6 .

“It was a city alive with new people and new possibilities,” Gregory writes in a new foreword to a classic strike history, Robert L. Friedheim’s “The Seattle General Strike.”. The Seattle General Strike was the first general strike in the U.S. and marked the beginning of a post-WWI era of labor conflict. Conditions for a general strike in Seattle had been building for decades. Seattle had a strong labor history with much emphasis on workplace democracy.

According to author Robert L. Friedheim's book The Seattle General Strike, that question remained unanswered in As he put it: "Only the first day of the strike-before the troops arrived- is. While Seattle's strike ended in disappointment, it led to massive strikes across the country that determined the direction of labor, capital, and government for decades. The Seattle General Strike is an exciting portrait of a Seattle long gone and of events that shaped the city's reputation for left-leaning activism into the twenty-first century.


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While Seattle's strike ended in disappointment, it led to massive strikes across the country that determined the direction of labor, capital, and government for decades.

The Seattle General Strike is an exciting portrait of a Seattle long gone and of events that shaped the city's reputation for left-leaning activism into the twenty-first by: 2.

The Seattle General Strike Hardcover – January 1, by Robert L Friedheim (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings. See all 5 formats and editions Hide other /5(3).

The Seattle General Strike is an exciting portrait of a Seattle long gone and of events that shaped the city’s reputation for left-leaning activism into the twenty-first century.

The Seattle General Strike is an exciting portrait of a Seattle long gone and of events that shaped the city's reputation for left-leaning activism into the twenty-first century. About the Author The late Robert L. Friedheim was director of the USC School of International Relations and author or coauthor of.

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Radical Seattle: the General Strike of By Cal Winslow, New York: Monthly Review Press, pp, $ pbk This is a special book, bearing an. The Seattle General Strike is an exciting portrait of a Seattle long gone and of events that shaped the city s reputation for left-leaning activism into the twenty-first century.

Preview this book. The Seattle General Strike Book Description: We are undertaking the most tremendous move ever made by LABOR in this country, a move which will lead NO ONE KNOWS WHERE. With these words echoing throughout the city, on February 6,65, Seattle workers began one of the most important general strikes in US history.

The Seattle General Strike of February was the first twentieth century solidarity strike in the United States to be proclaimed a “general strike.” It led off a tumultuous era of post-World War I labor conflict that saw massive strikes shut down the nation's steel, coal, and other industries and threaten civil unrest in a dozen cities.

For labor, the Seattle General Strike was a glorious folly that led to government crackdowns and to the distrust of the public and the press for a decade to come. The Shipyard Strike. The Seattle General Strike grew out of a shipyard strike that began on Janu Get this from a library.

The Seattle general strike. [Robert L Friedheim; James N Gregory] -- ""We are undertaking the most tremendous move ever made by LABOR in this country, a move which will lead--NO ONE KNOWS WHERE!" With these words echoing throughout the city, on February 6, The Seattle General Strike is an event very important in the history of the Pacific Northwest.

On February 6, Seattle workers became the first workers in United States history to participate in an official general strike. Many people know little, if anything, about the strike, however.

The Seattle General Strike of was a five-day general work stoppage by more t workers in the city of Seattle, Washington from February 6 to Dissatisfied workers in several unions began the strike to gain higher wages after two years of World War I wage controls.

Most other local unions joined the walk-out, including members of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Caused by: Inspiration from the Russian Revolution. The Seattle General Strike is an exciting portrait of a Seattle long gone and of events that shaped the city's reputation for left-leaning activism into the twenty-first century."--Provided by publisher.

The Seattle General Strike lasted six days, with not a single shot fired nor a single striker arrested. A new edition of Robert L. Friedheim's “The Seattle General Strike" brings the story into Author: Mary Ann Gwinn. The Seattle General Strike of was America’s first citywide labor stoppage, a defiant example of workers’ power in the aftermath of World War I.

Told in gripping detail by one of the era’s great labor journalists, Revolution in Seattle captures the dramatic dynamics of workers organizing strike committees to take control of their city from below.

Friedheim's volume on the Seattle General Strike is the only book-length treatment of Seattle's labor unrest.

It was the only general strike in the United States up until that time. As with all such unique occurrences it is was and remains largely misunderstood.

Friedheim set out to clear up some of those misunderstandings.5/5(1). Those five days became known as the General Strike of Seattle. In Radical Seattle, Cal Winslow explains why. Winslow describes how Seattle’s General Strike was actually the high point in a long process of early twentieth-century socialist and working-class organization, when everyday people built a viable political infrastructure that seemed.

Ole Hanson (January 6, – July 6, ) was an American politician who served as mayor of Seattle, Washington from to Hanson became a national figure promoting law and order when he took a hardline position during the Seattle General then resigned as mayor, wrote a book, and toured the lecture circuit, earning tens of thousands of dollars in honoraria lecturing Born: January 6,Union Grove, Wisconsin, U.S.

The Seattle general strike A general strike ofworkers, which saw the city shut down and all essential services provided under workers' control.

The First World War was hardly over, it was Februaryand the leadership of the revolutionary rank-and-file union the Industrial Workers of the World was in jail.

I’m wondering if the book you’re thinking of might be Murray Morgan’s Skid Road. One of the most classic and bestselling books on Seattle history, it was originally published in And while it’s not written primarily for children, it would certainly be suitable for them. The shipyard strike went on; the attack on unionism swelled in Seattle as elsewhere; the Socialist Party headquarters, a labor printing plant, and the I.W.W.

hall were raided and thirty-nine "Wobblies" - l.W.W. members - arrested as "ringleaders of anarchy,"27 Although they played little role in the general strike.About this Book Catalog Record Details. The Seattle General Strike: an account of what happened in Seattle, View full catalog record.

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