Harvest Wobblies: The Industrial Workers of the World and Agricultural Laborers in the American West, 1905-1930

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Oregon State University Press, 2001 - Business & Economics - 279 pages
"The advent of new technologies in the early decades of the twentieth century changed the face of American farming. Increased mechanization and the expansion of markets demanded a new kind of agricultural worker - gone was the local farmhand, replaced by a cheap and temporary labor force of migrant and seasonal workers. In Harvest Wobblies, Greg Hall describes how members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) organized the men, women, and children who had become so essential and yet so exploited on the farms of the American West."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Introduction
1
Organizing Workers in the Streets and on the Farms
48
A Bumper Crop of Harvest Wobblies
80
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Greg Hall is adjunct assistant professor of history at Idaho State University.

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