Fight for Your Life!: Recording Some Activities of a Labor Agitator

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Wilshire Book Company, 1909 - Labor leaders - 127 pages
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Page 11 - A COMRADE who shall be called Jimmie Higgins because that is not his name, and who shall be styled a painter for the very good reason that he is not a painter, has perhaps had a greater influence in keeping me keyed up to my work in the labor movement than any other person. Jimmie Higgins is neither broad-shouldered nor thickchested. He is neither pretty nor strong. A little, thin, weak, pale-faced chap. But he is strong enough to support a mother with equal physical disabilities. Strong enough to...
Page 33 - ... playthings of wealthy sports' and as victims of 'the lusts of leisure-class men' and 'tyrannical foremen.'34 The following describes sexual exploitation at work, arguing that the domestic servant was most vulnerable of all: 'Every male member of the household has a right to insult her. No matter who or what he is - raw and drivelling youth, burly master, or drooling and senile grandpa. Driven to bay by these the gentlemen, she may call for help. But there is no help. Only mistress can hear her...
Page 20 - ... with the diseases and accidents incident to his trade, a rare old age for a miner. He had begun anthracite mining in the old days when something like decent wages were paid. I never saw such a remarkable looking man in my life. His scalp was scarred, and his face bore the blue and blue-black marks of powder explosions.
Page 127 - Make sacrifices for the Cause you think greatest and best. And be your Sacrifices never so great, the Cause will do more for you than all that you can ever do for it.
Page 13 - That way is to be like him. Take a fresh start and never let go. Think how great his work, and he has so little to do with. How little ours in proportion to our strength. I know some grand men and...
Page 3 - She is a woman of rich and cultivated mind and rare and beautiful character, and Hanford declares his debt to her is incalculable.

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