Labor Studies | American Labor History
L101 | 18037 | Needleman, Ruth


The following is a web based course offered through the ONCOURSE
system:
					
3 cr hrs; Class Number 18037. A history for the rest of us....  Most
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.