Labor Studies | American Labor History
L101 | 6783 | Steven Ashby


The course examines the struggles of American working people from
colonial times to the present to achieve dignity, fair wages, and the
right to organize into unions.  The course will examine the history
of working people in America, or organized labor, and of the major
labor upheavals and strikes in U.S. history.  Events will be examined
from social, economic, and political perspectives, and through the
lenses of race and gender.  The course will involve extensive
classroom discussion, videos, and debates.