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Bisbee deportation Arizona...



Item # 583978

July 13, 1917

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, July 13, 1917

* The Bisbee deportation (1sqt report)
* Striking mine workers - vigilantes


This 16 page newspaper has two column headlines on the front page: "I.W.W. DEPORTATION AT BISBEE, ARIZ.", "Military Censorship On--Authorities Alert From Mexico to Canada--Disturbers Demand Higher Wages". This is 1st report coverage of the Bisbee deportation in Arizona.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Light browning a little margin wear, otherwise good. Should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: The Bisbee Deportation was the illegal deportation of about 1,300 striking mine workers, their supporters, and innocent citizen bystanders by 2,000 vigilantes on July 12, 1917. The workers and others were kidnapped in the U.S. town of Bisbee, Arizona and held at a local baseball park. They were then loaded onto cattle cars and transported 200 miles (320 km) for 16 hours through the desert without food or water. The deportees were unloaded at Hermanas, New Mexico, without money or transportation, and warned not to return to Bisbee.

Category: The 20th Century

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