Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780745399591 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745399607 Will Publish December 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Wobblies of the World

A Global History of the IWW

Edited by Peter Cole, David Struthers, and Kenyon Zimmer

Wobblies of the World

Edited by Peter Cole, David Struthers, and Kenyon Zimmer

Distributed for Pluto Press

280 pages | 10 halftones | 6 x 9
Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780745399591 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745399607 Will Publish December 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Founded in 1905, Chicago’s Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is a union unlike any other. With members affectionately called “Wobblies” and an evolutionary and internationalist philosophy and tactics, it rapidly grew across the world. Considering the history of the IWW from an international perspective for the first time, Wobblies of the World brings together a group of leading scholars to present a lively collection of accounts from thirteen diverse countries, revealing a fascinating story of anarchism, syndicalism, and socialism.
 
Drawing on many important figures of the movement—Har Dayal, James Larkin, William D. “Big Bill” Haywood, Enrique Flores Magón, and more—the contributors describe how the IWW and its ideals spread, exploring the crucial role the IWW played in industries such as shipping, mining, and agriculture. Ultimately, the book illuminates Wobblie methods of organizing, forms of expression, practices, and transnational issues, offering a fascinating alternative history of the group. 
 
Review Quotes
Noam Chomsky
“As a second-generation member of the IWW, I am delighted to see this outstanding collection of essays on the Wobblies, their achievements, and their substantial impact despite severe repression.”
Paul Buhle, co-editor of Wobblies!
"A splendid project and a vitally important contribution to the understanding of labor as a social movement, within but also beyond the limits of contracts and sustained organization. In our century, the lessons of the IWW loom larger than they have for generations."
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