By William D. Haywood
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Big invoice Haywood, first released in 1929 as Bill Haywood's Book, is the autobiography of work chief William D. Haywood (1869-1929), a founder and chief of the commercial employees of the area (I.W.W.) union and a member of the administrative committee of the Socialist occasion of the United States. Haywood recounts his adolescence in Utah, his paintings as a miner, and, in short as a homesteader and cowboy. Later, whereas a miner in Idaho, Haywood, encouraged by means of a speech by way of Ed Boyce, president of the Western Federation of Miners, joined the W.F.M., and hence all started his lengthy profession as a union-organizer, exertions chief, and activist. The publication additionally recounts his battles with neighborhood police, politicians, and mine-owners, and his courtroom trials and imprisonment. The booklet ends with a bankruptcy ready after his loss of life of his flight to the Soviet Union, the place he died of diabetes and alcoholism on the age of fifty nine.
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They were curious little things. I had never seen the like before, and got down on my knees to examine them more closely. They were red, with no hair on their bodies. Their eyes were closed. The nest was a neat little home all lined with what seemed to be wool. It seemed only a few minutes that I looked at them, when all of a sudden I felt a smarting whip-lash across my body. Holden had crossed the field, picked up the bull-whip I had dropped, and struck me without saying a word. I jumped up and ran straight to the house, gathered up my few belongings, tied them into a bundle and started for home.
My mother fixed up a big lunch, mostly of plum pudding. ” Bidding my little sweetheart and my family good-by, I left for Nevada. I was then fifteen years old. 2. Miners, Cowboys and Indians This was my first long journey. We passed through Ogden, going around Great Salt Lake, as the Luzon cut-off had not then been built. I was on the lookout for Corinne and Promontory, as I knew that these places had at one time been the stamping ground of my father and uncle. Promontory was the station where the golden spike was driven when the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroads met from the east and the west.
Who threw the bomb? It was not Albert Parsons or any one that he knew; if it had been, why did Albert Parsons walk into court and surrender himself? Who were those who were so anxious to hang these men they called anarchists? Were they of the same capitalist class that Pat Reynolds was always talking to me about? ” It was a turning point in my life. I told Pat that I would like to join the Knights of Labor. From this time, although there was never an opportunity to join, I was a member in the making.