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Women in Labor History

Happy (belated) Labor Day!  The Zinn Education Project: Women in Labor History page is an excellent resource honoring the women who fought for workers rights, a few of whom are included in the American Women’s project! 18 more words

American Women Making History And Culture: 1963-1982

Labor Day and the 1934 West Coast Waterfront Strike

It’s Labor Day and time to reflect on San Francisco’s place in the country’s early and ongoing labor movement, which all of us today benefit from. 152 more words

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Another Kind of Blood: Edward Baptist on America’s Slaver Capitalism

REVIEW: The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. By Edward E. Baptist. New York: Basic Books, 2014.

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sandvick reblogged this on DailyHistory.org and commented:

Jonathan Wilson at the Junto has reviewed a new book from Basic Book written by Edward E. Baptist and entitled The Half has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. Baptist's book attempts to tell the story about slavery's place in American capitalism. Wilson describes how Baptist uses oral histories to tell an "evocative history" of slavey and capitalism. Baptist even describes how slaves were commodified by British banks as bonds. Wilson describes a fascinating book that will may also be a potential magnet for controversy.

Today in History: the Nazi invasion of Poland (1939)

Today is Labor Day, which doesn’t have any particular significance in terms of Middle East history but is obviously an important day to reflect on the history of labor and the labor movement in shaping our society. 289 more words


September 1, 2014

Today is Labor Day. In 1894, after sending in the Army and U.S. Marshals to break the Pullman strike, President Grover Cleveland’s popularity was in the toilet. 28 more words


DebsSpeak: Labor Day Greeting

“Eugene V. Debs” sends you Labor Day greetings …

“If there is a man on earth who is entitled to all the comforts and luxuries of life in abundance it is the man whose labor produces them.”

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August 26, 1970

Women in more than ninety cities across the U.S. participate in the Women’s Strike for Equality, organized by the National Organization for Women. Among other things, the action called for women to stop working for a day to draw attention to the issue of unequal pay for women’s work.