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The Centralia Conspiracy

By Ralph Chaplin (1919)

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Preface to the 1973 edition (by Charles H. Kerr, 1973 and Work Place Publishers) - Work Place Publishers is an attempt by members of the Austin Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World to provide historical literature on class struggle. All proceeds from this publication will go to the Austin Branch, to be used by its members in what ever way they feel to be most productive in fanning the flames of working class discontent. it is our belief that one day the working class will cast off the yoke of capitalist oppression and exploitation and assume its historical role as Master of Industry. It is with this in mind that we are proud to present this edition of the Centralia Conspiracy.