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Labor Day

What powered the Industrial Revolution? Coal lit the forges of industry, and workers mined the coal. Primary sources reveal how coal changed the nature of U.S. labor. FIND OUT MORE »

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Video still, Assembling a generator, Westinghouse works, 1904, LoC.

A collection of resources pertaining to the Westinghouse Works company, [...] »

Photograph, Men and women weaving..., 1909, National Museum of Natural History.

Offers oral history resources examining life in southern textile mill towns [...] »

Transparency, Carpenter at work. . . , 1942, Alfred T. Palmer, Flickr Commons

Begin your study of working class and labor history with this website. [...] »

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How did the women's suffrage movement use the rise of journalism to its [...] »

Photography, Music, Steve Snodgrass, 26 April 2008, Flickr CC

How can you make history relevant to your students? Social studies/history [...] »

chromolithograph, Trying to drag him from his altar and his idol, 1901 August 28

Students are often disconnected from the past. Why not immerse them in historic [...] »

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Photo, [Two policemen arresting a striker. . . ], 1910, Library of Congress

Stand up (or sit down) for better working conditions! Test your knowledge of [...] »

Photo, "Oyster," November 3, 2007, Swamibu, Flickr Commons

Shellfish pirates stole from the rich to feed themselves—and make a [...] »

Photo, The Britt family happy and content on the farm, Lewis Hine, LoC

Does a caption change the meaning of a photograph? [...] »

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