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For Class and Climate Justice

Founded March, 2000. An unofficial, not-for-profit site, based in Kansas City, created and maintained by volunteer labor.

Labor History

Eugene V Debs
Rail union leader, a founding member of the IWW, Presidential candidate of the Socialist Party

Eugene Debs, "The Canton, Ohio Speech," June 1918 For Which He Was Imprisoned

THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF LABOR: RULE OF GOLD OR GOLDEN RULE?

 American Labor History—An Online Study Guide

  Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania Labor Legacy

  The Italian Hall Story

George Meany Memorial Archives
Online Exhibit—A. Philip Randolph

Union Advocate Labor History Series
The Dramas of Haymarket

Kansas City Labor History

The Kansas City Labor History Tour


Some presentations from the 1992-93 Kansas City Labor History Bus Tour:

Packinghouse Labor
Garment Industry

The Streetcar Strikes of 1917-18

Nevada Labor History

Minnesota African American Labor Leaders

We highly recommend this book—

A Short History of the U.S. Working Class: From Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century
by Paul Le Blanc

 

The Holt Labor Library in San Francisco is one of the best selections of labor history materials on the web. They also provide an excellent list of links to major collections of labor history resources.

A very interesting site containing some labor history material is Famous Trials, put together by Professor Douglas O Linder, on the faculty of the University of Missouri/Kansas City.

Some British labour history sites

Marx Memorial Library
George Orwell : Political Writings
The Robert Tressell Centre
Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival
Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum
Working Class Movement Library
The Levellers organisation

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