In November, we remember! A new edition of a long out-of-print classic honoring the greatest flashpoint in American labor history.
About the Author
Franklin Rosemont was born on October 2, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois. His father, Henry, was a labor activist, and mother, Sally, a jazz musician. He edited and wrote an introduction for What is Surrealism?: Selected Writings of Andre Breton, and edited Rebel Worker, Arsenal/Surrealist Subversion, THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DIL PICKLE and Juice Is Stranger Than Friction: Selected Writings of T-Bone Slim. With Penelope Rosemont and Paul Garon he edited THE FORECAST IS HOT!. His work has been deeply concerned with both the history of surrealism (writing a forward for Max Ernst and Alchemy: A Magician in Search of Myth) and of the radical labor movement in America, for instance, writing a biography of Joe Hill. He died on April 12, 2009, in Chicago.
David R. Roediger is Babcock Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of "Towards the Abolition of Whiteness: Essays on Race, Politics, & Working Class History "(1994), "The Wages of Whiteness: Race & the Making of the American Working Class "(1991) and "Our Own Time: A History of American Labor & the Working Day "(1989) and editor of "Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White "(1998).
Peter Linebaugh is Professor of History at the University of Toledo. He is the author of "The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century" and coauthor (with Marcus Rediker) of "Many-Headed Hydra: The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic."