Portal:Industrial Workers of the World
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|Industrial Workers of the World|
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is a radical international labor union founded in 1905. In its early history, its political radicalism and militant methods found it at odds with governments, business owners and the conservative trade unions, with literature at times banned as subversive materials. Despite this, the IWW managed to build a considerable cultural impact among workers through newspapers in many languages, political cartoons, songs, and literature ultimately written for, and by, workers.
This portal includes works published by, or about, groups within the IWW, plus those published by the "Detroit IWW" prior to its renaming in 1915. Each should be marked according to each work's specific publishing body, where possible.
Cited as publisher
- Why the IWW Is Not Patriotic to the United States (Extract), 1918 by unknown author
- Burns v. United States (274 U.S. 328), May 16, 1927
- Fiske v. Kansas, May 16, 1927
The following authors may or may not have been members at the time of authorship of their works, but are or were known to have been IWW members, or "Wobblies."
- Ralph Hosea Chaplin
- Noam Chomsky
- Dorothy Day
- Daniel De Leon
- Eugene Victor Debs
- Joseph James Ettor
- Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
- Harrison George
- Covington Hall
- Nils H. Hanson
- William Dudley Haywood
- Ammon Hennacy
- Joe Hill
- Helen Keller
- Austin Lewis
- Scott Nearing
- Eugene O'Neill
- Lucy Parsons
- Fredy Perlman
- John Reed
- Vincent Saint John
- Carl Sandburg
- Gary Snyder
- Benjamin H. Williams
- Abner E. Woodruff
- American Syndicalism: the I.W.W., 1913 by John Graham Brooks
- “Industrial Workers of the World” in The Encyclopedia Americana. New York, 1920.
- “Industrial Workers of the World,” Collier's New Encyclopedia. New York: P.F. Collier & Son Co., 1921.
- “Industrial Workers of the World, The,” Encyclopædia Britannica (12th ed.), 1922.
- Speech to the IWW in 1905 by Lucy Parsons
- Proclamation of the Striking Textile Workers of Lawrence, 1912
- My Last Will, 1915 by Joe Hill
- Songs of Love and Rebellion, 1915 by Covington Hall
- "Anarchists Demand Strike To End War" in The New York Times, May 19, 1917
- Constitution and laws of the One Big Union, 1919 (a separate but related union in Canada)
- Plunder: a play, 1973 by Fredy Perlman