Civil Rights and Labor History Consortium / University of Washington

Ronald E. Magden Publications

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Ron Magden is the author of several books, including The Working Longshoremen (written with Art Martinson) based on extensive oral history interviews with several generations of Tacoma longshoremen, and A History of Seattle Waterfront Workers, 1884-1934. More than a dozen articles have been published in Tacoma’s Pacific Gateway magazine. We are privileged to make each of these publications available in digital form here. Click the links to read the pdf files:


The Working Longshoremen (1991)







A History of Seattle Waterfront Workers,
1884-1934 (1991)