Tag Archives: labor

The Saloon, America’s Forgotten Democratic Institution

29 Nov

Historian Jon Grinspan explains how saloons used to be a hub for working-class life, including politics. Is Starbucks an adequate replacement? Read Grinspan’s astute analysis here at the New York Times: The Saloon, America’s Forgotten Democratic Institution – The New York Times

A Factory Fire and Frances Perkins

25 Mar

Today marks 100 years since the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire—a blaze that lasted 18 minutes and left 146 workers dead. Among the many in New York City who witnessed the tragedy was Frances Perk…

Source: A Factory Fire and Frances Perkins | Prologue: Pieces of History

For Labor Day: Studs Terkel and Songs of the Working Man and Woman

28 Aug

News photo of Studs Terkel, 1979.

Studs Terkel, the Chicago oral historian, customarily broadcast a special Labor Day program in his time as a radio host. The Library of Congress offers here a link to his 1974 Labor Day program: Songs of the Working Man and Woman | Now See Hear!.

Enough Light

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reflections at the intersection of American history, religion, politics, and academic life

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