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This is the grave of Lillian Wald. Born in 1867 to a middle-class and secular Jewish family in Cincinnati, Wald’s family moved to Rochester in the late 1870s. She applied to Vassar College in 1883. Vassar claimed she was too young; whether her ethnicity had anything to with that decision is not something I can […]
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On October 15, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Clayton Act. This law, providing protection for unions from injunctions destroying their strikes, was lauded by many labor leaders as the beginning of a new era for unions. But the willingness of courts to destroy unions remained stronger than labor law and ultimately, the Clayton Act […]
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