Joseph Deodato conceived of and created this exhibit while working as an intern with LaborArts in the summer of 2002 shortly after graduating Rutgers University with a BA in History. Joseph currently attends graduate school at the University of Maryland where he is pursuing two Masters degrees in History and Library Science.
The sources used in this exhibit include a variety of historical literature on the IWW as well as the rich artwork found in the pages of early Wobbly publications such as the Industrial Worker, Industrial Pioneer, and One Big Union Monthly. Its primary inspiration has been the insightful work done on Wobbly art and culture by scholars such as Joyce Kornbluh and Salvatore Salerno.
The author is grateful for the support, advice, and assistance of LaborArts historians Rachel Bernstein and Henry Foner as well as web designer, Ami Palombo, without which this exhibit would not have been possible.
Brooks, John Graham. American Syndicalism. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1913.
Dubofsky, Melvyn. We Shall Be All: A History of the Industrial Workers of the World. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1969.
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley. Sabotage. Cleveland: I.W.W. Publishing Bureau, 1916.
Foner, Phillip S. History of the Labor Movement in the United States. Volume IV: The Industrial Workers of the World, 1905-1917. New York: International Publishers Co., Inc., 1965.
Gambs, John S. The Decline of the I.W.W. New York: Columbia University Press, 1932.
Kornbluh, Joyce L. Rebel Voices: An I.W.W. Anthology. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1964.
Salerno, Salvatore. Red November, Black November: Culture and Community in the Industrial Workers of the World. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1989.
Saposs, David. Left Wing Unionism. New York: Russel & Russel, 1967.
Werstien, Irving. Pie in the Sky: An American Struggle. New York: Dell Publishing Co., 1969.
Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 1980.
Industrial Workers of the World
The IWW Little Red Songbook
Picturebooks @ nothingness.org: Mr. Block
The Bisbee, Arizona Deportation of 1917, University of Arizona Library
Memories of the Industrial Workers of the World, by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
PBS: Joe Hill
Beautiful Losers: The Historiography of the Industrial Workers of the World, by Bob Black.
Centralia Massacre Collection, University of Washington Library
Everett Massacre Collection, University of Washington Library
IWW Collection, Michigan State University Library
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