Paul Buhle

posts and bio Paul Buhle

Paul Buhle is a retired labor historian living in Madison, Wisconsin. His most recent works cover the Wisconsin uprising (It Started in Wisconsin) or renew his longtime interests (Marxism in the U.S., 3rd edition), but mostly he edits comic art, including Eugene V. Debs and the forthcoming Paul Robeson.

The Unbuttoned Mind of Jeremy Brecher

by on October 14, 2021

We are now in the 50th year since the appearance of Strike!, one of the most influential  books written in the New Left era, and one so sweeping in its depiction of direct action that it has become a textbook of sorts for every radical generation since.

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Irish Rebels at Home and Abroad

by on August 27, 2016

We have had quite a year, in 2016, of Irish history, certainly the biggest for decades. The centenary of the 1916 uprising offered history buffs a veritable compulsion to write and speak on events, but more ordinary Irish men and women, at home and in the diaspora anywhere on the globe, to meet, pay more than the usual attention to lectures, also party, drink and perhaps above all, listen to music.

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Labor History Songs CD full of old favorites

by on September 7, 2013

The Union Makes Us Strong by Peter K. Siegel and Eli Smith is a wonderful collection of old favorites, enlivened by some fancy banjo, fiddle and mandolin work and by the sweet harmony of the two singers. We may never hear more stirring versions of “Join the Union Tonight” by John Handcox, the forgotten organizer of sharecroppers or “Scissor Bill,” one of the less known Joe Hill tunes.

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