posts categorized asLabor History
Teaching Labor’s Story: Writing Workshop
Saturday, May 22
Session B: 10:45 – 12 PST/12:45-2 CST/1:45-3 EST
Are you committed to bringing labor and working class history into the mainstream ?
Are you looking for a worthwhile peer-reviewed publication opportunity?
Are you interested in building connections with labor scholars?Read more →
We are glad to take this article from behind a paywall link at the Labor: Studies in Working Class History, and are grateful that Duke University Press will make it free for the next two months. And we are grateful that the authors, Gordon Mantler and Rachel Riedner, have provided an update for us.Read more →
This is an English translation of a review first published https://commonware.org/recensioni/vite-di-commessi-elettori-le-elezioni-americane-e-la-middle-class )
Sarah Jones reviews The Sinking Middle Class by David Roediger
“Once in my life I would like to own something outright before it was broken,” says Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman.Read more →
An election looms. An unpopular president wrestles with historic unemployment rates. Demonstrations erupt in hundreds of locations. The president deploys Army units to suppress peaceful protests in the nation’s capital. And most of all he worries about an affable Democratic candidate who is running against him without saying much about a platform or plans.Read more →
Margaret Chanler Aldrich and the Teaching Committee have completed another section of Teaching Labor’s Story, featuring a poem first published in the New York Times. The poem was then used by the National Consumers’ League for its campaign to improve conditions for retail workers around Christmas.Read more →
Duke University Press is allowing us to offer free access for three months to James Gregory’s provocative new essay “Remapping the American Left: A History Of Radical Discontinuity.”
The essay is based on his Labor and Working Class History Association Presidential Address and derives from his Mapping American Social Movements Project, which has mapped the major social movements of the twentieth century including a great variety of campaigns, political projects, and media outlets.Read more →
Michele Fazio on “The Crime of the Century: Remembering Sacco and Vanzetti 100 Years Later”; Michael Honey, on “What Happened to Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream of Economic Justice?” Plus Saul Schniderman on Ida Mae Stull, the nation’sfirst woman coal miner.Read more →
Clare Lemlich has provided a new teaching resource for Teaching Labor’s Story. It is a primary source material lesson plan involving a magazine article written by immigrant garment worker and labor leader. The article describes working conditions in New York City’s garment factories and advocates votes for women.Read more →
Political commentators regularly identify both Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren as populists. Labor historian Leon Fink dives into the debate over their roots.