Harvest Wobblies: The Industrial Workers of the World and Agricultural Laborers in the American West, 1905-1930
Members of the agricultural wing of the radical IWW worked in most western states, from the wheat fields of the Great Plains to the fruit orchards of California and Washington. This lively history traces the rise and fall of the Harvest Wobblies and describes their struggle to organize a racially diverse union of migrant and seasonal laborers.
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A Bumper Crop of Harvest Wobblies
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Farmers Vs. Wage Earners: Organized Labor in Kansas, 1860-1960
R. Alton Lee
Limited preview - 2005