Labor Studies | American Labor History
L101 | 5572 | Needleman, Ruth
American Labor History: 3 cr hrs. Class Number 5572 First Summer. 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.
Instructor: Ruth Needleman, DLS, IUN.