Don't Mourn — Organize!

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Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill

Joe Hill (1879-1915) was a labor organizer and songwriter for the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.). His songs describe labor struggles with strikebreaking ("Casey Jones- The Union Scab"), the plight of the homeless and unemployed ("The Tramp"), the economic base of prostitution ("The White Slave"), and Salvation Army soup kitchens ("The Preacher and the Slave"). His execution for murder in Utah on 19 November 1915 raised Joe Hill to powerful symbolic status within the labor movement, and many songs and poems were subsequently written about him ("Joe Hill," "Joe Hill's Ashes," "Joe Hill Listens to the Praying") by other songwriters and authors. Both as a songwriter and as the subject of songs, Joe Hill continues to be an important figure in United States labor history.

1. Joe Hill    
2. Joe Hill's Last Will    
3. Joe Hill's Ashes    
4. The Preacher and the Slave    
5. Joe Hill    
6. Paper Heart    
7. Casey Jones    
8. Mr. Block    
9. Joe Hill Listens to the Praying    
10. The Tramp    
11. Joe Hill    
12. The White Slave    
13. Narrative    
14. The Rebel Girl    
15. There Is Power in a Union

 

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