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2 New Teaching Labor’s Story Units: Women’s Rights are Labor Rights

by on February 23, 2022

What do labor history and movements for women’s rights have in common?   

Check out the new additions to the Teaching Labor’s Story resource bank:

a 1910 article advocating women’s suffrage by Kate Debs (yes, that Debs)

             Document Selection and Teaching Guide by Michelle Killion Morahn, Affiliated Faculty, Indiana State University

and the 1966 National Organization of Women’s Statement of Purpose 

            Document Selection and Teaching Guide by: Katherine Turk, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Debs makes the case for women’s suffrage with a combination of natural rights and class interest arguments, draws support from the new science of sociology, and makes a not-very-subtle critique of patriarchy within the socialist movement itself.

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