1910s

International Socialist Review (October 1917)

Articles from the October 1917 issue of International Socialist Review.

International Socialist Review (January 1914)

Articles from the January 1914 issue of the International Socialist Review.

“I never met a man I admired more”: Vincent St. John (1876-1929)

A short biography of Vincent St. John, who was a hugely important and influential member in the IWW's early years.

Industrial unionism: the road to freedom - Joseph J. Ettor

Joseph J. Ettor's pamphlet explaining the IWW's Preamble. Published in 1913.

The trial of a new society - Justus Ebert

Justus Ebert's pamphlet on the Lawrence textile strike and the trials of Ettor, Giovannitti and Caruso, IWW organizer falsely charged with murder in connection to the strike. Written in 1913.

Why strikes are lost! How to win! - W.E. Trautmann

A 1912 pamphlet written by W.E. Trautmann, railing against craft unionism and contracts.

International Socialist Review

Archive of the International Socialist Review, a magazine published by Charles Kerr Publishing Cooperative that was supportive of the direct action oriented 'left-wing' of the Socialist Party and the Industrial Workers of the World. ISR's antiwar stance eventually caused problems with the U.S. government, which revoked its mailing privileges, causing ISR to go defunct.

The 1916 Minnesota miners' strike against U.S. Steel - Robert M. Eleff

An article by Robert M. Eleff detailing a 1916 strike which involved the IWW, in the Iron Range of Minnesota.

Miscellaneous Cartoons: Ernest Riebe

Ernest Riebe immigrated to the United States from his native Germany sometime around the turn of the 20th century. He became an illustrator and cartoonist for the IWW in the 1910's. His most famous creation was the long running series featuring Mr Block a caricature of a Conservative working man detailing his life and prejudices. Here are a few other images he created.

1917 Raids on the Socialist Party and the IWW

IWW HQ in Chicago, 1917

An article in the International Socialist Review from October 1917 about the federal raids on the Socialist Party and the Industrial Workers of the World the month before.