Joe Hill, IWW Songwriter.

By: Dean Nolan; Fred Thompson

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20 page photocopied, stapled zine/pamphlet publication reprinted by Last Word Press. Joe Hill, born Joel Emmanuel H?gglund in G?vle (Sweden), and also known as Joseph Hillstr?m (October 7, 1879[1] ? November 19, 1915) was a Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, also known as the "Wobblies").[2] A native Swedish speaker, he learned English during the early 1900s, while working various jobs from New York to San Francisco.[3] Hill, as an immigrant worker frequently facing unemployment and underemployment, became a popular song writer and cartoonist for the radical union. His most famous songs include "The Preacher and the Slave", "The Tramp", "There is Power in a Union", "The Rebel Girl", and "Casey Jones?the Union Scab", which generally express the harsh but combative life of itinerant workers, and the perceived necessity of organizing to improve conditions for working people.

Title: Joe Hill, IWW Songwriter.

Author Name: Dean Nolan; Fred Thompson

Categories: Zines & Pamphlets,

Publisher: Chicago Gen'l Membership Branch/IWW: 2011-01-01

Binding: Pamphlet

Book Condition: New

Type: Pamphlet

Seller ID: SKU1007330