Item #309199 Organize! The Great Lumber Strike of Humboldt County 1935 (Revised and expanded edition. Frank Onstine, Rachel Harris.

Organize! The Great Lumber Strike of Humboldt County 1935 (Revised and expanded edition

Lychgate Press, 2019. Trade Paperback. Item #309199
ISBN: 0997611634

322 pages. Imagine signing a 'loyalty oath' to a company that paid you 35 cents an hour for 10-hour days, 6 days per week. As timber workers organized for better pay, city workers escorted strikebreakers and threatened to call the National Guard. A showdown occured where the Bayshore Mall in Eureka, CA stands today, resulting in the deaths of 3 workers. Here's the story, with new material previously lost for decades. A new copy.

With the return of material lost for decades, the story of a nearly forgotten Northern California lumber strike is told with immediacy, drama, passion, humor, and relevance to events happening today. The 1935 strike, in which three workers were killed, cast a long shadow over Humboldt County in Northern California. First-person narratives, excerpts from letters and strike bulletins, period photographs, and even a fascinating detour through 1960's San Francisco, make this colorful chapter of American labor history compelling reading.

Price: $19.50

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