An Open Letter to President Harding. From 52 Members of the I.W.W. in Leavenworth Penitentiary Who Refuse to Apply for Individual Clemency. I W. W., FREE SPEECH.

An Open Letter to President Harding. From 52 Members of the I.W.W. in Leavenworth Penitentiary Who Refuse to Apply for Individual Clemency

Chicago: General Defense Committee, Industrial Workers of the World, [1922]. First Edition. 12mo (18cm). Staple-bound, printed paper wrappers; 28pp. Some uneven toning to covers, but a sound, VG copy. Distribution stamps of both the Toledo and Detroit branches of the I.W.W. to front cover.

Somewhat uncommon I.W.W. pamphlet, calling for the immediate pardon of 52 prisoners being held at Leavenworth on a variety of trumped-up charges. "We are not criminals and are not in prison because we committed crimes or conspired to commit them...We know that we are now in prison solely for exercising the constitutional right of free speech at a time when discretion might have been the better part of altruism." MILES 4404.

Price: $175.00

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