NEW COURSE OFFERING: HIST 3000-006: Bombs, Bullets, and Brotherhood: The History of American Labor
What does Labor Day mean to you–backyard barbecues and a day off from work? How has the nature and meaning of work changed over time? What was “work” in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries? Why wouldn’t all parents want laws enacted to protect their children in the “workplace,” or, in some cases, even prevent their children from working at all? Were all capitalists anti-labor, anti-union? Is American history really labor history?
Want to find out the answers to these and other questions, then sign up for HIST 3000-006: Bombs, Bullets, and Brotherhood: The History of American Labor this fall. This class will explore the evolution of working-class life, culture, politics and the American labor movement. Particular attention will be paid to how race, ethnicity, class, gender and citizenship intersected with working conditions, union organization and the intervention of state/federal activism that influenced outcomes. This interdisciplinary course will include fieldtrips, primary document analysis, artifact research and “hands-on” history. You don’t want to miss it!