Radical Labor in the Pacific Northwest, 1900-1920
It is of crucial importance that one remains open on the matter of what constitutes a class, or more importantly, what constitutes a class that can mobilize enough strength to challenge the existing distribution of power. It is on this question that I will concentrate in my first chapter. In my second chapter on the Populists and the Industrial Workers of the World, I introduce a further distinction that of the "radical" and the "reactionary." The next two chapters on Everett and Seattle constitute the main body of my thesis. They are concerned w1th labor radicalism, the development of class conflict, and all the forces heretofore discussed. The fifth chapter 1s simply entitled "The Working Class" and represents a sort of synthesis of all of these ideas. It is in no way intended to be the final word on the development and disintegration of the working class. Rather, it is merely a presentation of some hypotheses which I feel are worthy of consideration. My concluding chapter represents somewhat of a departure from its antecedents in that it is based upon a more traditional approach. The purpose in including it is to indicate how my discussion of the working class in Everett and Seattle might be fit 1nto a broader framework as far as the entire United states 1s concerned.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to this SIP.