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Visualizing Labor History

by on February 8, 2013

Labor and working-class historians ought to be thinking a lot more about interesting methods of data visualization. The internet is full of fascinating digital presentations that offer a quick understanding of immense amounts of data in forms that are often simple and elegant.

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Labor 9.4 (Winter, 2012)

by on January 20, 2013

In This Issue

The Common Verse

  • Jeanne Bryner, “Silence Gives Consent


  • Cecilia Bucki, “LAWCHA/OAH Meeting in Milwaukee: Looking Ahead

Contemporary Affairs

  • Nancy MacLean, “Community Partnerships: Hope for an Embattled Labor Movement? A Conversation with Andrea van den Heever

    Contributing editor Nancy MacLean sits down with the remarkable union organizer Andrea van den Heever.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

“Civil Rights Plus Full Employment Equals Freedom”: Marking the Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington

by on January 19, 2013

On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people converged at the Lincoln Memorial in a March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The assembly occurred in a period of heightened black freedom struggle that was most ferocious in the Deep South but also relentless across the Upper and Border South, Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast.

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Report on Lansing: anti-RTW Protest 12-11-12

by on December 13, 2012

On December 11 around 13,000 trade unionists and their allies gathered outside the capitol building in Lansing, Michigan to protest anti-union “right-to-work” legislation. In spite of the anger and militancy of the protest the legislation was passed and signed into law that day making Michigan the twenty-fourth “right-to-work” state.

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