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Seattle general strike an account of what happened in Seattle, and especially in the Seattle Labor Movement during the general strike, February 6 to 11, 1919 by Seattle. General Strike Committee, 1919. History Committee.

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Published by Shorey Book Store in Seattle, Wash .
Written in English

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  • General Strike, Seattle, Wash., 1919

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Edition Notes

Statementissued by the History Committee of the General Strike Committee.
ContributionsShorey Book Store,, Pacific Northwest History Collection.
The Physical Object
Pagination[2], 63, [11] p. ;
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17762625M
ISBN 10084660227X
OCLC/WorldCa2729277

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