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The Resource The man who never died : the life, times, and legacy of Joe Hill, American labor icon, William M. Adler

The man who never died : the life, times, and legacy of Joe Hill, American labor icon, William M. Adler

Label
The man who never died : the life, times, and legacy of Joe Hill, American labor icon
Title
The man who never died
Title remainder
the life, times, and legacy of Joe Hill, American labor icon
Statement of responsibility
William M. Adler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1914, Joe Hill was convicted of murder in Utah and sentenced to death by firing squad, igniting international controversy. Many believed Hill was innocent, condemned for his association with the Industrial Workers of the World -- the radical Wobblies. Now, following four years of intensive investigation, William M. Adler gives us the first full-scale biography of Joe Hill, and presents never before published documentary evidence that comes as close as one can to definitively exonerating him. Joe Hill's gripping tale is set against a brief but electrifying moment in American history, between the century's turn and World War I, when the call for industrial unionism struck a deep chord among disenfranchised workers; when class warfare raged and capitalism was on the run. Hill was the union's preeminent songwriter, and in death, he became organized labor's most venerated martyr, celebrated by Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, and immortalized in the ballad "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night." The Man Who Never Died does justice to Joe Hill's extraordinary life and its controversial end. Drawing on extensive new evidence, Adler deconstructs the case against his subject and argues convincingly for the guilt of another man. Reading like a murder mystery, and set against the background of the raw, turn-of-the-century West, this American story will make news and expose the roots of critical contemporary issues
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adler, William M
Dewey number
  • 331.88/6092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hill, Joe
  • Working class
  • Folk singers
  • Hill, Joe
  • Arbetarklass
Label
The man who never died : the life, times, and legacy of Joe Hill, American labor icon, William M. Adler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: "Don't waste any time mourning" -- In the sweet by and by -- Fanning the flames -- The man who wouldn't be held up -- A prime suspect -- A deadly certainty -- Finding a voice -- "The thought for the day and the dream of the night" -- "Hallelujah, I'm a bum!" -- A suburb of hell -- Chicken thieves and outlaws -- "More beast than man" -- A song on his lips -- Bracing for war -- The majesty of the law -- "New trial or bust" -- Law v. anarchy -- To be found dead in Utah
Control code
ocn462908435
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
435 p.
Isbn
9781596916968
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2011009821
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)462908435
Label
The man who never died : the life, times, and legacy of Joe Hill, American labor icon, William M. Adler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: "Don't waste any time mourning" -- In the sweet by and by -- Fanning the flames -- The man who wouldn't be held up -- A prime suspect -- A deadly certainty -- Finding a voice -- "The thought for the day and the dream of the night" -- "Hallelujah, I'm a bum!" -- A suburb of hell -- Chicken thieves and outlaws -- "More beast than man" -- A song on his lips -- Bracing for war -- The majesty of the law -- "New trial or bust" -- Law v. anarchy -- To be found dead in Utah
Control code
ocn462908435
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
435 p.
Isbn
9781596916968
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2011009821
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)462908435

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