Big Bill Haywood: The Autobiography of William D. Haywood by William D. Haywood

By William D. Haywood

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Big invoice Haywood, first released in 1929 as Bill Haywood's Book, is the autobiography of work chief William D. Haywood (1869-1929), a founder and chief of the economic staff of the realm (I.W.W.) union and a member of the administrative committee of the Socialist get together of the United States. Haywood recounts his youth in Utah, his paintings as a miner, and, in brief as a homesteader and cowboy. Later, whereas a miner in Idaho, Haywood, encouraged through a speech by means of Ed Boyce, president of the Western Federation of Miners, joined the W.F.M., and hence begun his lengthy profession as a union-organizer, exertions chief, and activist. The ebook additionally recounts his battles with neighborhood police, politicians, and mine-owners, and his courtroom trials and imprisonment. The ebook ends with a bankruptcy ready after his demise of his flight to the Soviet Union, the place he died of diabetes and alcoholism on the age of fifty nine.

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On the left were lower hills. The canyon widened where the town was built, giving room enough for two or three streets. Lion hill was at the head of the canyon. Over the mountain back of our house was Dry Canyon, where the Hidden Treasure mine was located. At this and other mines of the camp my stepfather worked. The ridge near the Hidden Treasure was strewn with great boulders of copper pyrites. The Miners’ Delight mine was a tunnel with some open works which were the playground of the boys of the camp.

Around dinner time one day I heard some shooting down the street and saw a crowd gathering in front of Griggs’ restaurant. I ran down to see what the trouble was. Two policemen were bringing a Negro out of the restaurant. From what the crowd said I understood that he had killed one policeman and the watermaster, and had wounded another policeman. The policemen, with the crowd following, started toward Second South Street. I wondered why they did not go the shortest way to the jail; the route they took was nearly a block longer.

We called on many of his friends on the way home, and I was loaded with money, oranges and candy. My father died shortly afterward at a place called Camp Floyd, now known as Mercur. When my mother learned of his illness she started for Camp Floyd, taking me with her, but before her arrival he had died of pneumonia and was buried. When we visited his grave, I remember digging down as far as my arm could reach. Salt Lake City is built in a bend of the Wasatch range. To the east the mountains rise high and stark, to the north is Ensign Peak, near the top of which is a tiny cave that has been explored by all the adventurous youngsters of the town.

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