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Seattle General Strike of 1919

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An event in Seattle’s history that’s generally forgotten today, one that could have been historic had it continued and spread.

The Seattle general strike, 1919

Seattle General Strike (The “Life during the strike” section of the article is especially informative.)

The 1919 Seattle General Strike

For several days, workers demonstrated that they could organize to run things without the bosses. It’s no wonder it’s an event that’s little known in the US today.


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