Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World: To Fan the Flames of Discontent [Cover Title]. Songs of the Workers On The Road, In the Jungles, and In the Shops. I. W. W.
Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World: To Fan the Flames of Discontent [Cover Title]. Songs of the Workers On The Road, In the Jungles, and In the Shops
Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World: To Fan the Flames of Discontent [Cover Title]. Songs of the Workers On The Road, In the Jungles, and In the Shops
Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World: To Fan the Flames of Discontent [Cover Title]. Songs of the Workers On The Road, In the Jungles, and In the Shops

Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World: To Fan the Flames of Discontent [Cover Title]. Songs of the Workers On The Road, In the Jungles, and In the Shops

Spokane, WA: Spokane Local of the I.W.W. nd [c. 1911]. 16mo, 48 pp, saddle-stapled red wraps titled in black.

An early edition of the Little Red Songbook, published by the Spokane Local, who had published the extremely rare, virtually unseen first edition in 1909. This edition likely dates from c. 1911, given the presence of "A Song for 1912". That song had originally been titled "A Song for 1910" in the first edition. According to Kornbluh, who included "A Song for 1912" in her anthology Rebel Voices, the song appeared under this title in the third edition of the songbook, which we believe this example to be. [Kornbluh, Joyce, ed. Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology, p. 17.]

This edition still includes "Introduction to the Working Class", which ties the songbook specifically to the movement in the Pacific Northwest, as the songs "...describe minutely the degradation of that part of the workers who toil on the railroads, in the mining and logging camps, and between jobs find themselves in the jungles."

Wraps faded and well-creased at extremities, with a 1/2" closed tear at head of spine, and a union hall distribution rubberstamp to back cover. Very good. Item #25957

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