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December 20, 1899: The Birth of the Seattle Union Record

Seattle has a long, proud history of great radical newspapers. Jeff Stevens presents his version of the story of the birth of one of the greatest. Read all about it!
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November 24, 1885: Anna Louise Strong

An undeniable icon in Seattle’s radical history, as well as that of the nation, Anna Louise Strong was born on the date in focus here in the uncannily-named Friend, Nebraska. Jeff Stevens histories you strikingly.
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February 11, 1919: The Seattle General Strike, Day Six

Obtained: What was gained and lost during the Seattle General Strike of 1919–Part Six Eight a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 1919, had been set by Seattle Mayor Ole Hanson as a “new” deadline for martial law to be declared in … Continue reading

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February 10, 1919: The Seattle General Strike, Day Five

Obtained: What was gained and lost during the Seattle General Strike of 1919–Part Five Wednesday, February 5, 1919, was the final day before the Seattle General Strike, and for the strike’s Executive Committee, many questions were still unanswered. Most outstanding … Continue reading

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February 9, 1919: The Seattle General Strike, Day Four

Obtained: What was gained and lost during the Seattle General Strike of 1919–Part Four January 21, 1919, would see the orderly walkout of some 35,000 workers from Seattle’s shipyards and allied trades. In the meantime, Charles Piez, General Manager of … Continue reading

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February 8, 1919: The Seattle General Strike, Day Three

Obtained: What was gained and lost during the Seattle General Strike of 1919–Part Three Anna Louise Strong, despite having been ousted from the Seattle School Board in 1918, was not out of a job for long. Harry B. Ault, editor … Continue reading

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February 7, 1919: The Seattle General Strike, Day Two

Obtained: What was gained and lost during the Seattle General Strike of 1919–Part Two Seattle sits more than a hundred miles, and an international border, from the nearest comparatively sized city, with Puget Sound to the west, the Cascade Mountains … Continue reading

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