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William D. Haywood's Big Bill Haywood: The Autobiography of William D. Haywood PDF

By William D. Haywood

This can be the amazon kindle model so it could actually include typos (their scan-ocr is kinda shitty sometimes)

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 realm (I.W.W.) union and a member of the administrative committee of the Socialist social gathering of the USA. 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 way of a speech through Ed Boyce, president of the Western Federation of Miners, joined the W.F.M., and hence all started his lengthy occupation as a union-organizer, hard work chief, and activist. The ebook additionally recounts his battles with neighborhood police, politicians, and mine-owners, and his courtroom trials and imprisonment. The ebook 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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Indian say all white men not much good. Pretty soon white man kill em Piute. Indian no much sabe, he kill em white man. That’s pretty bade time. Soldier hunt Piute all same coyote. That’s time Thacker Pass. Lots of Indians going Quin River sink to get ducks, goose. That morning soldier come quick, shoot, shoot. I cut wickiup skin behind, go quick and get on big white horse, ride fast; soldier no catch em, no shoot em. I ride Disaster Peak. Long time hide. My father, my mother, my sisters, my brothers, I no see no more.

Over the mountain back of our house was Dry Canyon, where the Hidden Treasure mine was located. At this and other mines of the camp my stepfather worked. The ridge near the Hidden Treasure was strewn with great boulders of copper pyrites. The Miners’ Delight mine was a tunnel with some open works which were the playground of the boys of the camp. There we found many beautiful crystals which we loved to collect. Mrs. Whitehead was my first teacher. The schoolhouse at Ophir was built at the upper end of the town and was little more than a lumber shack.

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. ” I walked to the city some ten miles distant. This was my first strike. When I got home and told my mother that I had quit, because Holden had struck me with the whip, she was angry at the abuse, but was afraid of what he might do on account of the paper that she had signed, which was an indenture binding me to work for him.

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