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The 1934 waterfront strike in San Francisco is by all accounts a seminal event in class relations in the city. There are accounts of this period in many history books, but not so many versions tell a comprehensive tale of the strike, and most are steeped in romanticism of one sort or another. We present a series of screens here with texts, photos, captions, and videos that attempt to present the basic story. It follows this sequence:
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[[The Waterfront Strike | Strike Begins]]
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[[July 5, 1934: Bloody Thursday|July 5, 1934]]
  
 
[[Bloody Thursday | Bloody Thursday]]
 
[[Bloody Thursday | Bloody Thursday]]
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[[The General Strike of 1934| Newsreel]]
 
[[The General Strike of 1934| Newsreel]]
 
[[The Waterfront Strike | Strike Begins]]
 
  
 
[[San Francisco's Press and the 1934 General Strike | Media Distortion]]
 
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''A Terrible Anger: The 1934 Waterfront and General Strikes in San Francisco'' by David F. Selvin, Wayne State University: Detroit, 1996.
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''Strike!'' by Jeremy Brecher, South End Press: Boston, 1972.
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''American Labor Struggles'' by Samuel Yellen © 1936, Monad Press edition: New York, 1974.
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''The Labor Wars'' by Sidney Lens, Anchor/Doubleday: New York, 1974.
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''The Big Strike'' by Mike Quin, Olema Books: 1948.
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''On The Drumhead'' by Mike Quin, Daily People's World: San Francisco, 1948.
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''The Big Strike: A Pictorial History of the 1934 SF General Strike'' with a narrative by Warren Hinckle, Silver Dollar Books: Virginia City, Nevada, 1985.
  
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''The March Inland: Origins of the ILWU Warehouse Division 1934-1938'' by Harvey Schwartz, International Longshore and Warehouse Union: San Francisco, 2000.
  
 
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[[category:Labor]] [[category:1934 General Strike]] [[category:1930s]] [[category:ILWU]]

Revision as of 21:53, 16 June 2009

Labor1$market-st-during-34-strike.jpg

Market Street During 1934 Strike

Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA

1934: The Big Strike--a Menu

The 1934 waterfront strike in San Francisco is by all accounts a seminal event in class relations in the city. There are accounts of this period in many history books, but not so many versions tell a comprehensive tale of the strike, and most are steeped in romanticism of one sort or another. We present a series of screens here with texts, photos, captions, and videos that attempt to present the basic story. It follows this sequence:

Strike Begins

July 5, 1934

Bloody Thursday

July 9 Funeral

Vigilante Raids

National Guard

Newsreel

Media Distortion

READ MORE:

A Terrible Anger: The 1934 Waterfront and General Strikes in San Francisco by David F. Selvin, Wayne State University: Detroit, 1996.

Strike! by Jeremy Brecher, South End Press: Boston, 1972.

American Labor Struggles by Samuel Yellen © 1936, Monad Press edition: New York, 1974.

The Labor Wars by Sidney Lens, Anchor/Doubleday: New York, 1974.

The Big Strike by Mike Quin, Olema Books: 1948.

On The Drumhead by Mike Quin, Daily People's World: San Francisco, 1948.

The Big Strike: A Pictorial History of the 1934 SF General Strike with a narrative by Warren Hinckle, Silver Dollar Books: Virginia City, Nevada, 1985.

The March Inland: Origins of the ILWU Warehouse Division 1934-1938 by Harvey Schwartz, International Longshore and Warehouse Union: San Francisco, 2000.

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