Jensen, Vernon H.
April 1951
ILR Review;Apr51, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p356
Academic Journal
The article details the legend of Joseph Hillstrom as Joe Hill, who was executed on November 19, 1915 for the murder of two men in Utah. If the legend is not well founded, it has nevertheless portrayed the frustrations, bitter feelings and hopes for ultimate emancipation, shared by many workers. The last words attributed to Hill were that one should not mourn for him but organize have been used to boost union morale. The legend of Joe Hill has lived on, labor groups sing his songs. The legend is symptomatic of basically poor labor relations.


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