Mudcat Café message #147807 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16028   Message #147807
Posted By: northfolk/al cholger
10-Dec-99 - 07:09 PM
Thread Name: the Little Red Songbook--I.W.W.
Subject: RE: the LITTLE RED SONGBOOK--I.W.W.
Banjo Bonnie, Two books that come to mind, are Rebel Voices, an IWW Anthology, by Joyce Kornbluh, and Labors Untold Story, by Richard Boyer and Herbert Morais.

Rebel Voices has a wealth of Wobblie history and a treasure of working class poetry.

Labor's Untold Story is the book that many of us credit with being the first and most inspiring book of US Labor history. It is still printed and distributed by the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers, (UE), a great, highly principled industrial union, that has dedicated many resources to promulgating workers culture.

The IWW still exists in the hearts of many of us, and exists in fact, also, organising in bookstores, food co-ops,and probably some other areas that I am not as aware of.

U.Utah Phillips is the finest repository of the history of the great Wob personalities, telling story after story about the organizers in the forests, mines and mills in the northwest. Travel as far as you have to to see him perform while he is still with us.