Civil Rights and Labor History Consortium / University of Washington

Robert Cherny talks about Harry Bridges and labor radicalism

On January 29, 1994 the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies brought together ILWU veterans, Pacific Northwestern activists, and academics to honor and remember the legacy of Harry Bridges and the tradition of dissent he inspired on the waterfront.

Robert Cherny is professor of history at San Francisco State University. In addition to writing about Progressive-era politics, Populism, and labor in the cold war, he has delivered numerous papers about the life and influence of Harry Bridges. He is author of American Labor and the Cold War and A Righteous Cause, a biography of William Jennings Bryan. His talk here discusses Harry Bridges and labor radicalism on the Pacific Coast.