E1 T-Bone Slim: the laureate of the logging camps

Working Class Literature

04-09-2019 • 56分

Podcast episode about the life and work of radical hobo author T-Bone Slim. A prolific columnist for the revolutionary Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union in the United States, he was also a poet and songwriter as well as a barge captain working on the New York waterfront.
In this episode we speak to Dr Owen Clayton from the University of Lincoln and Slim's great-grandnephew, John Westmoreland.
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More information on Slim, can be found in the links below:
- Puns, Politics, and Pork Chops: The ‘insignificant magnitude’ of T-Bone Slim by Dr Owen Clayton: https://workingclassstudiesjournal.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/jwcs-vol-4-issue-1-june-2019-clayton.pdf
- Juice is Stranger Than Friction: Selected Writings of T-Bone Slim, edited by Franklin Rosemont: https://www.akpress.org/juiceisstrangerthanfriction.html
- T-Bone Slim papers held at the Newberry Library, Chicago: http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/ref/collection/nby_mms/id/53743
- More information, photos and full show notes here on our website: https://workingclasshistory.com/2019/09/04/wcl-e01-t-bone-slim-the-laureate-of-the-logging-camps/
Theme music by John Westmoreland. Check out the following links for more info:
Website: westmorelandmusic.com/
Album, Cast Fire: store.cdbaby.com/cd/westmoreland7
Facebook: www.facebook.com/westmoreland.band/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/westmoreland_music/
Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC0lnbkyMa-N0wYkR6R26Oxg

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