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Seattle General Strike - Centennial Edition



Advance Praise:

"It's wonderful that The Seattle General Strike has been reprinted! Friedheim's riveting and sophisticated tale of how working people shut down and ran a major city for days reminds us of what is possible. Jim Gregory's new material-including startling photos-updates the story beautifully and underscores the strike's long echoes."

-Dana Frank, author of Purchasing Power: Consumer Organizing, Gender, and the Seattle Labor Movement 1919-1929


"The strike that made Seattle famous speaks to the present in this classic account. Reissued with a stunning new photographic essay and commentary by James Gregory, a leading US historian first drawn to Seattle by that iconic contest and now the premier online curator of the city's social movement history, this book shows how much memory matters-especially when our country is cracking along fault lines like those that split the Emerald City in 1919."

-Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America


"This classic account takes us back to when labor solidarity seemed to make all things possible, with indispensable insights, photos, and context added by historian James Gregory."

-Michael Honey, Haley Professor of Humanities, University of Washington Tacoma

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