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The Letters of Joe Hill
Centenary Edition
The legend of Joe Hill, brought to life through his letters, songs, and writings.

"Joe Hill's influence is everywhere. Without Joe Hill, there's no Woody Guthrie, no Dylan, no Springsteen, no Clash, no Public Enemy, no Minor Threat, no System of a Down, no Rage Against the Machine."—Tom Morello, from the foreword

Radical songwriter and organizer Joe Hill was murdered by the capitalist state in 1915, but his songs continue to inspire working-class activists and musicians. In this collection of letters, assembled by radical historian Philip Foner with  new material by Alexis Buss, readers are provided a window into the political reflections and personal struggles behind Hill's legend.

Other books by Joe Hill

  • Organized Labor and the Black Worker, 1619-1981

    A classic, radical history of Black workers' contribution to the American labor movement.
  • Clara Zetkin

    Essays and speeches from 1889-1933, long unavailable in the U.S., on women's equality, labor, peace, socialism.
  • Black Panthers Speak

    Edited by Philip S Foner
    A sweeping collection of the most vital and representative writings of the Black Panther party.