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Soapbox rebellion : the Hobo Orator union and the free speech fights of the industrial workers of the world, 1909-1916

Author: Matthew Scott May
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2013]
Series: Rhetoric, culture, and social critique.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Soapbox Rebellion, a new critical history of the free speech fights of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), illustrates how the lively and colorful soapbox culture of the "Wobblies" generated  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Scott May
ISBN: 9780817318062 0817318062
OCLC Number: 841186981
Description: xii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Nothing in common : militant rhetorical history --
Sparks from a live wire : the origins of the free speech fights and the battle of Spokane, 1909-1910 --
A class the masters fear : Fresno, 1910-1911 --
A spectacle of agitators : San Diego, 1912 --
Timber-beast lament : the Everett massacre, 1916 --
Orator war machines and the will to revolution --
Notes --
Glossary --
Works cited --
Index.
Series Title: Rhetoric, culture, and social critique.
Responsibility: Matthew S. May.

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