[RURAL LABOR] [I.W.W.] [GOATS] [ECZEMA] ETTIEN, James
Farmers' Industrial Union
Gering, NE: by the Author, n.d. First Edition. Very uncommon piece of home-grown rural radicalism. Ettien, a Nebraska goat farmer, describes his plan for a union of rural laborers based on the syndicalist methods of the IWW: "...For my part I decided sometime ago the plan the I.W.W. has mapped out throgh direct action is more likely to attain success, than through the intricate paths of politics." Ettien goes on to describe his plan in some detail, and also to recount his involvement with the WFM during the Cripple Creek strike of 1894. Concludes with a 2-pp advertisement for Ettien's goat farm and, on verso of final leaf, his recommendation for treating eczema. Rare; OCLC notes two locations (Yale, Chicago); not in Miles. Ca. 1910 (dated from text). 12mo (19cm). Staple-bound pamphlet; printed wrappers; 21, pp. Light wear and soil; Very Good.