• American Exceptionalism, Working-Class Wars, and Working-Class Peace Movements

    Christian Appy.  American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity.  New York: Viking, 2015. Christian Appy is the author of two splendid previous books about the Vietnam War: Working-Class War and Patriots.  Patriots was extraordinary in that it offered oral histories by soldiers on both sides of the conflict. The main argument of Appy’s […]

  • The Wobblies in Their Heyday, a Hard-headed History of the IWW

    Eric Chester.  The Wobblies in Their Heyday: The Rise and Destruction of the Industrial Workers of the World during the World War I Era.  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2014. The Wobblies are back.  Many young radicals find the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) the most congenial available platform on which to stand in trying […]