Labor Day recognizes the contributions of U.S. workers, both past and present. How much do you know about labor history?
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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Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, and [...] »
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Shellfish pirates stole from the rich to feed themselves—and make a [...] »
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