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Counterfire reviews Cal Winslow’s “Radical Seattle: The General Strike of 1919”


Radical Seattle: The General Strike of 1919
280pp, $26 pbk, ISBN 978-1-58367-852-7
By Cal Winslow

Reviewed by John Westmoreland

“On Thursday February 6, 1919, at 10:00 am, Seattle’s workers struck. The Seattle general strike is the only general strike in US history. It lasted for five days during which nothing in Seattle moved. Hotel guests were politely informed that room service and restaurant facilities would resume after the strike. Telephone operators, women’s barbers, Japanese service workers, lumbermen, shingle weavers, longshoremen, and just about everybody else, came out on strike in support of Seattle’s shipyard workers….”

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Radical Seattle: The General Strike of 1919

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