Brissenden, Paul Frederick. THE LAUNCHING OF THE INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1913. 270 by 180mm (10¾ by 7 inches). Original printed wrappers; 82 pp. Some pages unopened. Inscribed on the title page: “To Fred C. Mills. With best wishes. Paul F. Brissenden.” Mills is likely the same Mills who authored numerous Boy Scout manuals. Wrappers merely Good (staining and loss to lower right corner); interior Very Good. A scarce publication on the history of the Industrial Workers of the World (a.k.a. the Wobblies and “IWW”). Inscribed by the author, Paul Frederick Brissenden, an American labor historian who published profusely on the history of American labor law. This, was his first publication. It was issued while Brissenden worked for the U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations and it details the history of the IWW. At the time of cataloguing, no other copies for sale. No auction records. We also could not find any other works on the market inscribed by Brissenden. Brissenden’s papers are at Cornell.
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