• Creator
  • Shimmons, Earl
  • Created Date
  • 1923
  • Description
  • This document records the history of the Seattle Union Record, a newspaper operated on behalf of the Central Labor Council of Seattle, up to the year 1923. The history (whose author is likely Earl Shimmons, a reporter who worked for the Union Record) situates the Union Record within the larger labor movement in Seattle in the late 1910s and early 1920s. Harry Ault's critical contributions to the expansion of the paper's influence are described... more
    This document records the history of the Seattle Union Record, a newspaper operated on behalf of the Central Labor Council of Seattle, up to the year 1923. The history (whose author is likely Earl Shimmons, a reporter who worked for the Union Record) situates the Union Record within the larger labor movement in Seattle in the late 1910s and early 1920s. Harry Ault's critical contributions to the expansion of the paper's influence are described at some length, as well as the impact of the writings of "Anise", which was Anna Louise Strong's pen name. The account of the Seattle General Strike of 1919, in particular, is remarkably detailed, commenting not only on the paper's involvement but also the reactions of Seattle's mayor, Ole Hansen, and the work of groups such as the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) in connection with the strike. An account is also given of the reactions to the Centralia massacre of 1919. The manuscript describes the federal raid on the offices of the... less
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