History of the Working Class

 


Labor History September 22nd
Today in Labor History September 22nd
The Emancipation Proclamation was signed. The proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863 and freed slaves in states that
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Labor History September 21st
Today in Labor History September 21st
The militia was sent to Leadville, Colorado to bust a miners’ strike.  Leadville was a leading mining community during the
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Labor History September 20th
Today in Labor History – September 20th
Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Sinclair wrote the 1906 novel The Jungle, which became famous for its vivid portrayal
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Labor History September 19th
Today in Labor History September 19th
Chinese coal miners are forced out of Black Diamond, Washington. – 1885 Between 400,000 and 500,000 unionists converge on Washington
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