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Arrests, Prosecutions, Beatings, and other Violence 1906-1920 (map)

This interactive map and chart locate more than 350 incidents in which IWW members faced arrest, prosecution, beatings, and other kinds of violence. Filter by year. More IWW maps.This map is hosted by Tableau Public and may take a few seconds to respond. If slow, refresh the page.

This is a work in progress. We will be adding data and refining tools in the months ahead.

Sources: Most of the events and descriptions are derived from articles in the Industrial Union Bulletin, 1907-1909; Industrial Worker, 1909-1912, 1916-1917, 1920; Solidarity, 1915-1917. Details have not been independently confirmed. Each event is listed, described, and sourced in the IWW yearbooks. Dates on these maps can be either the date of the event or the date of the newspaper article covering the event.

Research: Arianne Hermida, Nick Bragg, Alison Cheung, Morgan Cottle, Michael Handley, Oliver Janders, Michael Kirkman, Christopher Mulcahey, Danielle Simmons, and Austin Upton. Becca Flores developed and manages the database.

Maps: James Gregory

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