• Creator
  • Central Labor Council of Seattle and Vicinity
  • Created Date
  • 1919
  • Description
  • This booklet gives a detailed account of the Seattle general strike of 1919, as described by the History Committee of the Seattle Central Labor Council's General Strike Committee, which included the journalist and author Anna Louise Strong as its "historian". The booklet begins with a poem about the strike by "Anise" (Anna Louise Strong's pen name) entitled "They Can't Understand", which had appeared in the Seattle Union Record. The booklet go... more
    This booklet gives a detailed account of the Seattle general strike of 1919, as described by the History Committee of the Seattle Central Labor Council's General Strike Committee, which included the journalist and author Anna Louise Strong as its "historian". The booklet begins with a poem about the strike by "Anise" (Anna Louise Strong's pen name) entitled "They Can't Understand", which had appeared in the Seattle Union Record. The booklet goes on to give extensive descriptions of the strike and its context, including the full text of Strong's famous editorial "No One Knows Where". There is some examination of the shipyards strike, which precipitated the general strike, along with an account of how the general strike was organized, conducted, and brought to an end. The booklet examines the aftermath of the strike, defends the unions who were involved in the event, and discusses the question of whether organized labor "won" or "lost" the strike. less
  • Format
  • text
    Booklet
    Scanned from original text or image at 150 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2011