Year 104

1991: The Working Longshoreman

Author: Ronald E. Magden

Find it in Collins Library!

This book is by Ron Magden, a Tacoma labor historian, who has focused most of his career on the Longshore history of the Pacific Coast.  The book is a history of the Tacoma waterfront, as well as of the people and events that shaped and formed the Tacoma Longshore Union.  The book encompasses primary source documents, oral histories, and secondary sources, complied over a 40 year career.  Many of these resources now reside at the University of Washington, and make up part of their ‘Waterfront Workers History Project.’  Included here is an online version of this book, many primary source documents, an interview with the author, and a film about the 1934 West Coast Longshore Strike.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *