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Bisbee '17
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Bisbee, Arizona, queen of the western copper camps, 1917. The protagonists in a bitter strike: the Wobblies (the IWW), the toughest union in the history of the West; and Harry Wheeler, the last of the two-gun sheriffs. In this class-war western, they face each other down in the streets of Bisbee, pitting a general strike against the largest posse ever assembled. Based on a true story, Bisbee '17 vividly re-creates a West of miners and copper magnates, bindlestiffs and scissorbills, army officers, private detectives, and determined revolutionaries. Against this backdrop runs the story of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, strike organizer from the East, caught between the worlds of her ex-husband—the Bisbee strike leader—and her new lover, an Italian anarchist from New York. As the tumultuous weeks of the strike unfold, she struggles to sort out what she really feels about both of them, and about the West itself.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. Foreword
  2. p. ix
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  1. Part One
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Prologue: June, 1917
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. Big Bill Haywood: New York City, June 28, 1917, 4:00 PM
  2. pp. 5-17
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  1. Orson McCrea: Cochise County, Arizona, July 1, 3:00 A.M.
  2. pp. 17-26
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  1. Jim Brew: July 1, 7:00 A.M.
  2. pp. 26-34
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  1. Harry Wheeler: July 1, 7:20 A.M.
  2. pp. 34-45
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  1. Art Matthews: July 1, 8:00 A.M.
  2. pp. 45-55
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  1. Bo Whitley: July 1, 11:30 A.M.
  2. pp. 55-65
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  1. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: July 1, 3:00 P.M.
  2. pp. 65-77
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  1. Art Matthews: July 1, 4:30 P.M.
  2. pp. 78-91
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  1. Orson McCrea: July 1, 7:00 P.M.
  2. pp. 91-110
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  1. Part Two
  2. pp. 111-112
  1. Big Bill Haywood: July 2, 4:15 P.M.
  2. pp. 113-122
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  1. Harry Wheeler: July 2, 8:00 P.M.
  2. pp. 122-134
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  1. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: July 2, 10:00 P.M.
  2. pp. 134-142
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  1. Jim Brew: July 3, 9:30 P.M.
  2. pp. 142-152
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  1. Art Matthews: July 3, 10:15 P.M.
  2. pp. 152-156
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  1. Jim Brew: July 3, 10:30 P.M.
  2. pp. 156-162
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  1. Bo Whitley: July 4, 7:30 A.M.
  2. pp. 162-177
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  1. Art Matthews: July 4, 8:00 P.M.
  2. pp. 178-184
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  1. Orson McCrae: July 4, Midnight
  2. pp. 184-188
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  1. Part Three
  2. pp. 189-190
  1. Big Bill Haywood: July 10, 3:30 P.M.
  2. pp. 191-198
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  1. Harry Wheeler: July 10, 8:00 P.M.
  2. pp. 198-213
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  1. Art Matthews: July 11, 7:00 P.M.
  2. pp. 214-223
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  1. Bo Whitley: July 11, 10:30 P.M.
  2. pp. 224-232
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  1. Orson McCrea: July 12, 2:00 A.M.
  2. pp. 232-236
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  1. Jim Brew: July 12, 3:30 A.M.
  2. pp. 236-244
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  1. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: July 12, 6:15 A.M.
  2. pp. 244-254
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  1. Bo Whitley: July 12, 10:00 A.M.
  2. pp. 255-260
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  1. Harry Wheeler: July 12, 1:00 P.M.
  2. pp. 260-266
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  1. Bo Whitley: July 13, Noon
  2. pp. 267-271
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  1. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: July 14, 4:30 P.M.
  2. pp. 271-275
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  1. Bo Whitley: July 14, 8:00 P.M.
  2. pp. 275-282
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  1. Big Bill Haywood: September, 1917, 8:00 P.M.
  2. pp. 283-284
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  1. Harry Wheeler: July 12, 1923, 7:00 P.M.
  2. pp. 284-288
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 289-289
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