1971 oral history interview with Irving Abrams

1971 oral history interview with Irving Abrams

An oral history interview with Jewish anarchist and Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) member, Irving Abrams, conducted in 1971.

CONTENTS

-Early involvement with socialism and anarchism

-Strikes: clothing workers and Little Falls

-Split between Amalgamated Clothing Workers and United Garment Workers

-Lecturing on street corners in Chicago

-Amalgamated's general strike

-More anarchist involvement

-Vincent St. John and IWW

-Big Bill Haywood: rise and fall of IWW

-Revolutions and social change

-IWW today

-Socialism and the Amalgamated

-The failure of labor in fight for social progress

-Penalties for politics

-Corruption and labor: salaries

-Labor's cooperation with employers and resulting stability

-Ideals and reality of labor movement

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