Rosemary Feurer

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Rosemary Feurer is editor of Labor Online, author of Radical Unionism in the Midwest, 1900-1950 and Against Labor, co-edited with Chad Pearson. She is completing The Illinois Mine Wars.

Thinking of Calumet 1913

by on December 21, 2013

My husband keeps expressing a hankering to go up to Calumet, Michigan on Christmas eve to commemorate the 73 people, mostly children, who lost their lives in the Italian Hall Christmas Eve 1913 tragedy during the militant strike against the copper bosses.

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New Deal Era Labor Art Explored in Collaborative Project

by on August 31, 2013

Labor and New Deal Art: the Commemoration of the Little Steel Strike of 1937 is a wonderful resource for labor historians and teachers, especially those who like to use visuals to generate discussions in their classrooms. I’m teaching a course on the mid- twentieth century this semester, and plan to use this along with some other resources discussed below in the class.

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Workers’ Memorial Day Reflections

by on April 29, 2013

As I write this it’s Workers’ Memorial Day, an event that barely gets a blip on the media screens. But it brought to my mind one of the first union demonstrations I ever participated in, one that protested the decline in OSHA standards.

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Haymarket on Trial: Timothy Messer-Kruse’s The Trial of Haymarket Activists

by on November 12, 2012

As a regular feature of this blog, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas will be opening public access and dialogue about one article in its current issue. Given that November 11 (1887) was known as “Black Friday” across the globe because four Chicago anarchist labor activists were hung by the state on that date, it is supremely fitting that we feature the current Labor roundtable on Timothy Messer Kruse’s book The Trial of the Haymarket Anarchists: Terrorism and Justice in the Gilded Age.

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