Joe Hill: IWW Songwriter, by Dean Nolan and Fred Thompson
Published by Kersplebedeb, 20 pages. Pamphlet (N3599)
Joe Hill was a famous poet and songwriter, and was an organizer for the Wobblies - the International Workers of the World (IWW), and American Trade Union that the authorities tried desperately to suppress and destroy. Joe was executed for murder in Salt Lake City on November 19, 1915, and many felt he was not guilty of the murder he was charged with, that he did not have a fair trial, and that he was the victim of class persecution.......
This pamphlet provides an excellent introduction to his life and politics, and examines the case surrounding his trial and eventual murder by the American government. Joe is perhaps best known today for his final words in a telegram sent to a comrade just before his execution, in which he said - 'Don't mourn, organise'
Condition of the pamphlet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.