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Bisbee Deportation of 1917

In response to a strike called by the IWW among copper miners in the town of Bisbee, Arizona in 1917, local businessmen and law enforcement illegally rounded up over 1,100 striking workers, herded them into boxcars, and transported them over the Mexican border where they were abandoned. Created and maintained by the University of Arizona, this fine Web exhibit offers a wealth of primary and secondary materials on what is now known as the Bisbee Deportation, a signal event in American labor history. The Website includes IWW publications, personal recollections, newspaper articles from the time, court records, government reports, correspondence, and journal articles -- all presented in an accessible format with an essay giving the historical context. For researchers, there is also a complete inventory of the collection materials housed at the Library (click on Finding Aid) with links to those posted on the Website.
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Date of Scout Publication
October 17th, 2000
Date Of Record Creation
April 9th, 2003 at 12:42pm
Date Of Record Release
April 8th, 2013 at 11:07am
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