Tag: labor

Home / (Page 2)
img
This is the grave of George McNeill. The so-called “Father of the Eight-Hour Day,” McNeill was born in 1836 in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Like many young New Englanders of his day, he started working in the apparel factories at a very young age, in his case he was 10 when he started working in 1846. He […]
img
On October 1, 1833, Baltimore seamstresses went on strike. While not a epoch-changing event in American labor history, it is a good moment to get into the everyday drudgery and struggles of urban antebellum white workers, issues that are a lot more important in the lives of the working-class than brief revolutionary moments that capture […]
img

Articulating the Left Agenda

By
|
In General
|
On September 28, 2017
One major problem with Democrats playing defense for the better part of the last fifty years is that entire epochs have gone by without Democrats making strong cases for the world they would like to see, instead of the world they would like to defend. Even though this is the worst time for political and […]
img
On September 18, 1873, the firm of the railroad monopolist and financier Jay Cooke collapsed, sparking the Panic of 1873. This sparked the first global depression in the history of industrial capitalism. It also was a precursor of the long history of upheavals from corrupt capitalism spawning protest movements that eventually shook the nation to […]
It is main inner container footer text