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The Truth About Bisbee

The Preface for "The Truth About Bisbee"

The Truth About Bisbee was written by Samuel Morse and gives an account of the deportation of over 1,100 mining workers and I.W.W. sympathizers from Bisbee to Columbus, NM on July 12, 1917.

The collection contains a typescript account compiled from legal evidence and other authenticated documents concerning the I.W.W. deportation in Bisbee and its aftermath. Includes text of a letter to Robert Jay from Joseph P. Hodgson, Manager at Phelps Dodge, dated Dec. 28, 1929, explaining what occurred during the deportation. Both the account and letter are written from the viewpoint of the management.