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Book Review: Burning Bridges: America’s 20-Year Crusade to Deport Labor Leader Harry Bridges

By Victoria L. Nadel

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Burning Bridges: America’s 20-Year Crusade to Deport Labor Leader Harry Bridges

By Peter Afrasiabi
Thirlmere Books (2017) 

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Once upon a time, the name Harry Bridges was well known in America. He was a labor leader of great renown on the West Coast. Dedicated to fair working conditions for dockworkers, he was instrumental in establishing the International Longshoremen’s Association and later the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Almost from the day he arrived in America as a 19-year-old, he met with adversity from his employers and from the government, which he faced with persistence and humility. Curiously, folks do not speak much of Harry Bridges anymore. But, as Peter Afrasiabi illustrates in his compelling new book, Burning Bridges: America’s 20-Year Crusade to Deport Labor Leader Harry Bridges, they should.

Spurred by his favorite author, Joseph Conrad, and his own Uncle Harry (whose name he co-opted), Bridges left home as a teenager through the Merchant Marine. It was 1920

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