University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Jane Little Botkin

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Jane Botkin is a retired teacher turned historical investigator and author. After graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso, Jane supervised 15 volumes of the student-publication "A History of Dripping Springs and Hays County," a valuable historical resource for Texas researchers. In 2008 the Texas State Legislature honored her career in education by formal resolution. In post-retirement, Jane has continued to write about and participate in local historic preservation, dividing her time between communities in the Texas Hill Country and New Mexico’s White Mountain Wilderness. "Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family," now regarded as the definitive book on its subject, is her first nonfiction book. Jane is currently working on her second book, "Jane Street: Denver's Sacred Thirty Six and the Housemaid Rebellion."

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Scheduled events:
Bisbee Deportation
One hundred years ago, striking mine workers were illegally kidnapped and deported from Bisbee. Historian Flannery Burke and biographer Jane Little Botkin, along with moderator Robert Houston, discuss this historic moment and what it meant to labor and free-speech struggles.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jane Botkin, Flannery Burke
Moderator: Robert Houston

Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family
History / Biography
University of Oklahoma Press
May 2017
ISBN 9780806155005
456 pages
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Franklin Henry Little (18781917), an organizer for the Western Federation of Miners and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), fought in some of the early twentieth centurys most contentious labor and free-speech struggles. More/less

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