Good with No dust jacket as issued. Pencil marginalia or underlining from a previous owner on 18 pages. Ink name at upper margin on page 29, "I Smith". Rubbing and creasing to covers. Light vertical crease to all leaves. Spine rubbed heavily, with 2/3" tears at head and tail. Rusting to staples. Corners of some leaves creased and folded. Dampstain to lower 1/2" margin of final text leaf, with some red dye run from the rear cover.; No date [c1912]. 47,  pages. Printed red paper wrappers. Cover title (i.e. no internal title leaf. The title and imprint are printed on the front wrapper. ) Page dimensions: 193 x 124mm (7 2/3" x 4 7/8"). Rubber stamp of "W. Z. Foster, / Secy. of S. L. of N. A. / 1000 S. Paulina St. / Chicago." on page 47 [Syndicalist League of North America. ] Contemporary Advertisement for the I. W. W. pasted to inside of front cover, black lettering on red paper, "The I. W. W. / has arrived! / One Big Union / for / All Wageworkers. [...] Repeal Print". Rear cover has advertisements for "The Agitator" (Lakebay, Washington) and "The Toiler" (Kansas City) periodical publications. Contents: Introduction; The Goal of Syndicalism; The General Strike; The Daily Warfare of Syndicalism; Syndicalism and Political Action; Syndicalism and Political Action (continued); The Relations of Syndicalism to Anarchism, Socialism and Industrial Unionism; History of Syndicalism; Syndicalism and the American Labour Movement; Syndicalism and the American Labour Movement (continued)."The American working man who arouses himself from the customary state of indifference characterizing workingmen and gazes about him in a critical mood, must be struck by the great inequalities in the conditions of the beings surrounding him."-the opening sentence of the Introduction, page 1."Bloodshed. -Another favorite objection of ultra legal and peaceful Socialists is that the general strike would cause bloodshed. This is probably true, as every great strike is accompanied by violence. Every forward pace humanity has taken has been gained at the cost of untold suffering and loss of life, and the accomplishment of the revolution will probably be no exception. But the prospect of bloodshed does not frighten the Syndicalist worker, as it does the parlor Socialist. He is too much accustomed to risking himself in the murderous industries and on the hellish battlefields in the niggardly service of his masters, to set much value on his life."-page 13.
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