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U.S. History Topics » Business & Work » Labor

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Paterson, New Jersey: America's Silk City examines conditions that led to the famous 1913 strike in a city that produced nearly half the U.S.'s manufactured silk. Conflicts between labor and management increased in the U.S...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Working in Paterson: Occupational Heritage in an Urban Setting presents 3882 photos and 470 interview excerpts from a 1994 study of occupational culture in the cradle of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S. Founded in 1791, Paterson, New Jersey...  (Library of Congress)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
Emma Goldman is the companion website for a film about this Russian immigrant who championed women's equality, workers' rights, and free universal education. Goldman (1869-1940) defined the limits...  (WGBH, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Struggle tells the story of a man, a union, and a time when millions of Americans joined a just cause. The Fight in the Fields is a portrait of Cesar Chavez, the charismatic leader of the...  (Independent Television Service, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Life of the People: Realist Prints and Drawings, 1912-1948 presents American prints and drawings relating the condition of working people, American labor and industry, and the experience and achievements of minority groups. The exhibit...  (Library of Congress)
Samuel Gompers Papers Project is a documentary editing project that collects, annotates, and makes available primary sources of American labor history. It includes microfilm, photocopied material, and annotation...  (University of Maryland Department of History, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Chicago Anarchists on Trial: Evidence from the Haymarket Affair, 1886-1887 showcases more than 3,800 images of original manuscripts, broadsides, photographs, prints, and artifacts relating to the violent 1886 confrontation between Chicago police and labor...  (Library of Congress)
United We Stand provides primary source documents that students use to examine the working conditions of U.S. laborers at the turn of the century and to develop their own answers to a question: "Was...  (Library of Congress)
Mechanics Hall: Symbol of Pride and Industry traces the history of Mechanics Hall and Worcester back to the industrial revolution. Built by the mechanics association for classes, public debates, lectures, and entertainment, the...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Photographs of Lewis Hine: Documentation of Child Labor encourages students to analyze dozens of photographs taken in the early 1900s depicting working conditions for child laborers. This lesson correlates to the National History Standards...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Child Labor in America is a teaching unit that leads middle and high school students through the process of critically examining photographs (by Lewis Hine) as historical evidence...  (Library of Congress)

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