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Organize! The Great Lumber Strike of Humboldt County 1935

Organize! The Great Lumber Strike of Humboldt County 1935

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By Frank Onstine & Rachel Harris. An updated version of a previously published book. With the return of material lost for decades, the story of a nearly forgotten Northern California lumber strike is told with immediacy, drama, passion, humor, and relevance to events happening today. The 1935 strike, in which three local workers were killed, cast a long shadow over Humboldt County. First-person narratives, excerpts from letters and strike bulletins, period photos, and a fascinating detour through the counterculture of 1960s San Francisco, make this colorful chapter of American labor history compelling reading.

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