U.S. At War: Death of Tom Mooney

He was never meant to be a martyr. He was a wandering iron molder, an obscure left-wing Socialist, an unknown writer for a little, radical West Coast paper. Few Americans had ever heard of Tom Mooney until he went to prison for San Francisco's 1916 Preparedness Day bombing, and, if his guilt had been certain, few Americans would ever have heard of him again.

But, as a man whom most of the world believed innocent, Tom Mooney grew famous; he was labor's international cause célèbre. When he was finally pardoned in 1939, after 22 years, a caravan of 200 automobiles followed him...

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