Wobblies On The Waterfront Interracial Unionism In Progressive Era Philadelphia
For almost a decade during the 1910s and 1920s, the Philadelphia waterfront was home to the most durable inter-racial, multiethnic union seen in the United States prior to the CIO era. For much of its time, Local 8 was majority black, always with a cadre of black leaders. The union also claimed immigrants from Eastern Europe, as well as many Irish Americans, who had a notorious reputation for racism.
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