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Publisher Comments:

Blending fact with fiction, Wallace Stegner retells the story of Joe Hill—the Wobbly bard who became the stuff of legend when, in 1915, he was executed for the alleged murder of a Salt Lake City businessman. Organizer, agitator, "Labor's Songster"—a rebel from the skin inwards, with an absolute faith in the One Big Union—Joe Hill fought tirelessly in the frequently violent battles between organized labor and industry. But though songs and stories still vaunt him, and his legend continues to inspire those who feel the injustices he fought against, Joe Hill may not have been a saintly crusader and may have been motivated by impulses darker than the search for justice.

Joe Hill is a full-bodied portrait of both the man and the myth: from his entrance into the short-lived Industrial Workers of the World union, the most militant organization in the history of American labor, to his trial, imprisonment, and final martyrdom. His famous last words: "Don't waste time mourning. Organize."

"A genuinely powerful novel of labor as it once was in the U.S." —San Francisco Chronicle.

Synopsis:

"First published as The preacher and the slave."

Table of Contents

May Day, 1916

The Bindle Stiff

Yours for the OBU

The Singing Union

The Captive

The Martyr

May Day, 1916

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140139419
Author:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Utah
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Murderers -- Utah -- Fiction.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
1000
Publication Date:
19900931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.78x5.10x.69 in. .58 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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