Frank Lit­tle and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an Amer­i­can Fam­ily

Jane Lit­tle Botkin

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Univer­sity of Ok­la­homa Press Hard­cover $34.95 (512pp) 978-0-8061-5500-5 Lit­tle’s is, above all, a hu­man story about a man who fought for jus­tice and fair treat­ment for work­ers.

Both a work of his­tory and bi­og­ra­phy, Jane Lit­tle Botkin’s Frank Lit­tle and the IWW views the early days of the US la­bor move­ment through the lens of the au­thor’s an­ces­tor’s life. Botkin pumps life into the era be­tween 1890 and 1920 in her de­tailed ex­am­i­na­tion of Frank Lit­tle’s life and work as a la­bor rights ac­tivist.

When he was ten years old, Franklin Henry Lit­tle trav­eled with his fam­ily from Illi­nois to

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