Joe Hill: The IWW & the Making of a Revolutionary Workingclass Counterculture

Joe Hill: The IWW & the Making of a Revolutionary Workingclass Counterculture

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Author/Editor: Franklin Rosemont
Publisher: PM.
Date: 2015
Binding: Paperback
Condition: USED - Like New. An excellent, unmarked copy with tight binding and no obvious signs of wear. May have remainder mark.

This expansive work covers the life, times, and culture of that most famous member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) or Wobblies--songwriter, poet, hobo, thinker, humorist, martyr--Joe Hill. Many aspects of the life and lore of Joe Hill receive their first and only discussion in IWW historian Franklin Rosemont's opus. In great detail, the issues that Joe Hill raised and grappled with in his life: capitalism, white supremacy, gender, religion, wilderness, law, prison, and industrial unionism are shown in both the context of Hills life and for their enduring relevance in the century since his death. Collected too is Joe Hills art, plus scores of other images featuring Hill-inspired art by IWW illustrators. As Rosemont suggests in this remarkable book, Joe Hill never really died as he lives in the minds of rebels as long as his songs are sung, his ideas are circulated, and his political descendants keep fighting for a better day.