posts tagged asProgressive Era

Who should “rule at home”?

by on September 24, 2020

Early in September, Polk County Iowa District Judge Jeffrey Farrell ruled that state officials had the right to overrule local school boards in decisions about when and how they might open for instruction during the current pandemic.  He asserted, “Whether right or wrong, that is their decision to make.”

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Company Doctors and Working-Class Unrest: Roundtable on Nate Holdren’s Injury Impoverished

by on August 13, 2020

Chad Pearson offers comments on employer violence in understanding workplace injury as part of a roundtable on Nate Holdren’s  Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era, just published by Cambridge University Press. Holdren delves into the history of the emergence of workers’ compensation law in the United States.

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The Red Scare and Radical Unionism

by on November 29, 2019

One hundred years ago this November, a small army of federal agents, backed by police and vigilantes, launched the first of a series of incursions on radical groups that would come to be known as the Palmer Raids, after Attorney General A.

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