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Brazier, Richard. Letters to and Theresa Taft
Includes personal letters from Brazier (1967- 1969) to and Theresa Taft of Providence, Rhode Island and Amherst, New York, which express his thoughts on the following: rebellion in Nigeria, wobblies, Montreal, death of Edith Chaplin, Ben Fletcher (black organizer), Medicare and Medicaid, Mao/Maoism, Gurlet Flynn, Spokand Free Speech Fight, Scottish history, Joe Hill, Little Red Songbook (wobbly songbook), students, blacks and Puerto Ricans, Bill Haywood, John Panzner (charter member of the I.W.W.), the "Twelve Apostles", Communism, Louis Moreau and others. Includes typed manuscripts of poems by Brazier, some written while a prisoner at Leavenworth. Some subjects reflected in the poems are prisons, the Spokane Free Speech Fight, doom, wobblies, Joe Hill, the Centralia case (Armistice Day tragedy at Centralia, Washington, 1919), and Bill Haywood. Includes an article reprinted from Labor History, Volume 7, Number 2, Spring 1966, entitled "The Mass I.W.W. Trial of 1918: A Retrospect" by Brazier, only surviving member of the General Executive Board of the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) who served with William D. Haywood at the time of the whole-sale arrests of World War I. The following figures and topics appear in the article: charge of conspiracy, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, prosecuting attorneys Frank K. Nebeker and Claude R. Porter, I.W.W. chief counsel George Vanderveer, "The Report of the Industrial Relations Commission", prison conditions, and I.W.W. members Jim Thompson, Ralph Chaplin, John Foss, and Bill Haywood