posts from the year2021

The Unbuttoned Mind of Jeremy Brecher

by on October 14, 2021

We are now in the 50th year since the appearance of Strike!, one of the most influential  books written in the New Left era, and one so sweeping in its depiction of direct action that it has become a textbook of sorts for every radical generation since.

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Herbert G. Gutman Prize for an Outstanding Dissertation: Deadline December 2

by on October 13, 2021

The Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) is pleased to announce its annual Herbert G. Gutman Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in U.S. Labor and Working-Class History, established in cooperation with the University of Illinois Press. LAWCHA encourages the study of working people, their lives, workplaces, communities, organizations, cultures, activism, and societal contexts.

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Blair 100: A Centennial of Solidarity and Courage

by on October 4, 2021

On Friday, September 3, 2021, the curtain opened on harmony singers Heather Hannah & Company at the Battle of Blair Mountain Centennial Kickoff Event at the Charleston, WV Civic Center.

“It’s such an honor to be here, to be standing up here with you all,” Hannah said, “commemorating this centennial of courage, commemorating the courage it took for a miner to look at someone else who maybe didn’t speak the same language as him or come from the same country as him or pray to the same god and say, ‘I trust you with my life, and with you I’ll lay down mine if I need to, because there’s something bigger here that needs to be taken on.’”

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UNITE HERE, the 2020 Elections and Beyond

by on October 2, 2021

Many weeks after Democrats swept the Georgia Senate runoff elections, the right-wing extremists’ January 6th assault on Congress saturated the news cycle. The Capitol insurrection and the debate about an independent and nonpartisan investigation overshadowed the compelling story of how Democrats prevailed in both the November 2020 election and the Georgia runoffs.

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Jacob Zumoff on The Red Thread; the Passaic Textile Strike

by on September 23, 2021

Welcome to Labor Online’s first on-screen interview with an author of a recently published book. We’ll be  continuing to do author interviews in written form, but we’ll be experimenting with short introductions through these interviews. Today we welcome Jacob Zumoff, history professor at New Jersey City University, and author of the new book, The Red Thread: The Passaic Textile Strike.

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