"Another monument to the unflagging zeal and industry of one of the nation's foremost Marxian-oriented historians. This is a detailed account of the role of the 'Wobblies' in the American labor movement down to our entrance into World War I...Foner's treatment of the Lawrence textile strikes of 1912 is the best in print."
- Choice (American Library Association)
"Here is the incomparable, undownable courage and resilience of the workers, creating for a later generation a heritage of song and spirit, tactics and experience, which put us in debt to them. In these pages we meet again the ragged, humble heroes and heroines of the old Industrial Workers of the World. Philip Foner has paid a deserved tribute to them by his unvarnished telling of their story."
- Political Affairs