A Winter in Seattle_aliens and dissenters

A Winter in Seattle_aliens and dissenters - A Winter in...

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A Winter in Seattle 1917-1918 Seattle’s long, intense bitterness b/w labor and capital had openly erupted and become an embarrassing impediment to the war effort o IWW was involved in region’s hysteria By 1917 Seattle’s respectable and conservative believed themselves surrounded by lawlessness and radicalism o Large corruption in seattle Antilabor policies of many employers helped produce an equally extreme an vigorous labor movement in reaction The city looked black o They saw nothing but an closed shop and an open town (alcohol trafficking) Federal support came too slowly for the city’s more impetuous patriots Citizens proceeded with their own plans to suppress sedition o Semivigilante group in the guise of a patriotic league was Seattle’s immediate answer to disloyal radicalism o Assumed authority to detain, question, and arrest any suspected radicals Military forces stationed in Seattle began the surveillance and apprehension of radicals Officials and citizens adopted a vigilante road to law and order
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2008 for the course ILRCB 1100 taught by Professor Danielc during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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