The Seattle General Strike of February 1919 was the first twentieth century solidarity strike in the United States to be proclaimed a “general strike.” It led off a tumultuous era of post-World War I labor conflict that saw massive strikes shut down the nation's steel, coal, and other industries and threaten civil unrest in a dozen cities.

This presentation was part of an annual event presented by the Labor Archives of Washington and marks the 100th anniversary of the Seattle General Strike. We hear from 3 presenters:

James Gregory a professor of history at the University of Washington who recently coordinated the release of the new centennial edition of, The Seattle General Strike by Robert L. Friedheim

Cal Winslow is a historian and author of Seattle General Strike: The Forgotten History of America's Greatest General Strike and

Dana Frank, historian and author of Purchasing Power: Consumer Organizing, Gender, and the Seattle Labor Movement, 1919-1929.

Thanks to The Labor Archives of Washington, The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, and Seattle Labor Temple.
Recorded 2/9/19

Program Details
Topics History
Episode S8E8
Broadcast Week Feb 18th 2019
Duration 00:58:00
Audience Rating TV-G
Genre Action
Theme Academic & Education
Language English
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