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Labor Archives of Washington's New Television Segment Airs This Weekend on KOMO TV (Seattle), Streams online Thereafter

The Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections,  is pleased to announce the first episode of our new segment on the news magazine show UW360. 90 more words

News And Updates

New ASR Available

ASR 68 (Fall 2016)

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Contents:

2. Editorial: Rebuilding a Revolutionary Labor Movement
4. Obituaries: Jack Grancharoff and Bob McGlynn
5. Wobbles: Trusting Hillary, Economy Booming – For the Top 5%, Unaffordable Healthcare, $15 for Campaigners? 144 more words

The Big Change: America Transitions Itself 1900-1950, by Frederick Lewis Allen***

2.5 rounded up. The Big Change was a National Book Award finalist back in the day as well as a New York Times bestseller. I was invited to read and review it now that it’s being released in digital form; thanks go to Net Galley and Open Road Integrated Media. 405 more words

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Women Carpenters in 1903

My friend and sister writer, Pam Peirce, is doing deep research for a book about her Indiana family and came across an article in the 1903 Indianapolis News titled “What Hoosier Women are Doing.” It’s a list of occupations with numbers of women for each: “There are thirty-four women dentists in Indiana.” My guess is that it was compiled from the 1900 census. 492 more words

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Blake's "Chimney Sweeper": A Labor Day Remembrance

Labor Day blog? Yes, I’m realizing my social media feeds appear empty, too few extolling the virtues of the history of the working class. What would E. 373 more words

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Inequality and Labor Struggles

Hola Everybody,
It is Labor Day — people died so you could have this day off; for the right to bargain collectively, for the 40-hour week, and paid vacations. 925 more words

Review: Lukas's Big Trouble

Big Trouble: A Murder in a Small Western Town Sets Off a Struggle for the Soul of America

J. Anthony Lukas

I’m always surprised more people haven’t read this book about the assassination of Idaho’s former governor and the class war in the courtroom battle that grew out of it. 265 more words

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