Wobblies of the world a global history of the IWW by Peter Cole

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Subjects:

  • History,
  • Industrial Workers of the World,
  • International labor activities

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Peter Cole, David Struthers, and Kenyon Zimmer
SeriesWildcat : workers" movements and global capitalism, Wildcat (Pluto Press)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD8055.I5 W63 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 312 pages
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26939835M
ISBN 100745399592
ISBN 109780745399591
OCLC/WorldCa1007369246

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