Labor Studies | American Labor History
L101 | 24974 | Needleman, Ruth
The following is a web based course offered through ONCOURSE.
This class meets October 22 - December 14, 2007.
LSTU-L 101 American Labor History Class Number 24974; 3 cr. This
class meets October 22 – December 14, 2007. A history for the rest
of us…. Many history textbooks are crammed with stories of
presidents, generals, and captains of industry. Where are the
chapters about the working people whose lives and efforts built this
country? This course seeks to fill in the gaps and “silences” of
American history as most of us have learned it. This course will
offer a survey of the origin and development of the American labor
movement from colonial times to the present. The struggle of
working people to achieve dignity and security will be examined from
social, economic, and political perspectives. Instructors: Ruth
Needleman, DLS, IUN.