We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | June 15, 2015

    Matthew Quick: IMG Portia Kane's '80s Metal Mix



    Two of Love May Fail's main characters, Portia Kane and Chuck Bass — now in their early 40s — still love the metal music that was... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Love May Fail

      Matthew Quick 9780062285560

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$14.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside American Studies- Labor and Work
4 Remote Warehouse Politics- Labor
4 Remote Warehouse Politics- Labor

Direct Action & Sabotage: Three Classic IWW Pamphlets from the 1910s (Charles H. Kerr Library)

by

Direct Action & Sabotage: Three Classic IWW Pamphlets from the 1910s (Charles H. Kerr Library) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The pamphlets reprinted in this collection were first published in the 1910s amidst great controversy; the significant works included are “Direct Action and Sabotage” by William E. Trautmann, “Sabotage: Its History, Philosophy and Function” by Walker C. Smith, and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn's “Sabotage: The Conscious Withdrawal of the Workers' Industrial Efficiency.” Even then, the tactics of direct action and sabotage were often associated with the clandestine activity of a militant minority or the desperate acts of the unorganized. The activist authors of the texts in this collection challenged the prevailing stereotypes. As they point out, the practice of direct action, and of sabotage, have been an integral part of the everyday work life of wage-earners in all times and places; direct action is recognized as a valuable and effective tactic by many movements around the globe, and remains a cutting edge tool for social change.

About the Author

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was a labor leader, activist, and feminist who played a leading role in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). She was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union; a visible proponent of women's rights, birth control, and women's suffrage; and the author of The Rebel Girl. Walker C. Smith was a leading member of the IWW who wrote and edited socialist newspapers, philosophical tracts, pamphlets, satirical plays, and even verse. He is the author of The Everett Massacre. William E. Trautmann was founding General-Secretary of the IWW and one of six people who initially laid plans for the organization in 1904. He is the author of the novel Riot. Salvatore Salerno is the author of Red November, Black November: Culture and Community in the Industrial Workers of the World and has contributed articles to the Haymarket Scrapbook anthology and many other publications. He is a professor on the community faculty staff of Metropolitan State University. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604864823
Author:
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
Publisher:
PM Press
Author:
Trautmann, William E.
Author:
Smith, Walker C.
Author:
Salerno, Salvatore
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Charles H. Kerr Library
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

Business » Human Resource Management
Business » Management
History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General

Direct Action & Sabotage: Three Classic IWW Pamphlets from the 1910s (Charles H. Kerr Library) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.95 In Stock
Product details 120 pages PM Press - English 9781604864823 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.