Special Working Class History episode produced by our friends at lefty comedy podcast Srsly Wrong, speaking with John from WCH about mutinies: rebellions in the armed forces.
We thought we would do something a bit different this time, and release a collaboration episode. One of us spoke with Srsly Wrong about the history of mutinies and why they’re important, looking primarily at World War I and the Vietnam war. They produced the episode and we are releasing it on both of our feeds.
Working Class History · E38: Mutiny! With Srsly Wrong
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If you want to learn more about mutinies, check out our double episode on the Vietnam GI resistance, as well as our four-part miniseries about the Columbia Eagle mutiny. And check out our episode about the Vietnam war with Noam Chomsky to learn more about the context of the conflict.
These are sources for the things John spoke about, in the order in which they appear in the episode.
- “Mutinies in the American army, 2004-2005,” Echanges 111 (Winter 2004-2005), accessed May 26, 2020, https://libcom.org/library/2004-2005-mutinies-american-army-echanges-111
- Adam Smith, Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith (1981–1987), Volume V: Lectures on Jurisprudence – Report of 1762–3 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1976), archived February 5, 2007, accessed May 26, 2020, https://web.archive.org/web/20070205225104/http://oll.libertyfund.org/Texts/LFBooks/Smith0232/GlasgowEdition/Jurisprudence/HTMLs/0141-06_Pt02d_1762MS4.html
- Sam Lowry, “The Ludlow Massacre, 1914,” libcom.org, September 11, 2006, accessed May 26, 2020, https://libcom.org/history/articles/ludlow-massacre-1914.
- Teamsters strike: Jeremy Brecher, Strike! (Oakland: PM Press, 2014) https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/collections/books/products/strike-jeremy-brecher
- “GI resistance in the Vietnam war,” libcom.org, September 3, 2006, accessed May 26, 2020, https://libcom.org/history/1961-1973-gi-resistance-in-the-vietnam-war
- Lily Rothman, “50 Years Ago This Week: Vietnam and the Black Soldier,” Time, May 22, 2017, accessed May 26, 2020, https://time.com/4780493/1967-vietnam-race/
- Jessica Pearce Rotondi, “Why Laos Has Been Bombed More Than Any Other Country,” History.com, December 5, 2019, accessed May 26, 2020, https://www.history.com/news/laos-most-bombed-country-vietnam-war
- Steven Johns, “The Christmas truce, 1914,” libcom.org, December 22, 2014, accessed May 26, 2020, https://libcom.org/history/christmas-truce-1914-steven-johns
- “Why Blackadder Goes Forth Could Have Been Lot Funnier,” British Radical History Group, accessed May 26, 2020, https://libcom.org/history/why-blackadder-goes-forth%E2%80%99-could-have-been-lot-funnier.
- Nick Heath, “Schmitz, Hans, 1914-2007,” libcom.org, April 5, 2007, accessed May 26, 2020, https://libcom.org/history/schmitz-hans-1914-2007.
- SLA Marshall, Men against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command (University of Oklahoma Press, 2000).
- Robert L Bateman, “The long-dead hand of SLA Marshall misleads historians,” HistoryNet, accessed May 26, 2020, https://www.historynet.com/long-dead-hand-s-l-marshall-misleads-historians.htm.
- Nelson Peery, “The 93rd Division: Black US Soldiers’ Struggles in World War II,” accessed May 26, 2020, https://libcom.org/library/ninety-third-division-black-us-soldiers-struggles-world-war-ii-nelson-peery.
- “The Columbia Eagle mutiny,” (podcast), Working Class History, April 9, 2019, accessed May 26, 2020, https://workingclasshistory.com/2019/04/09/wch-crime-columbia-eagle-mutiny/.
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- Intro Song by Spam Risk
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