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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A variety of primary sources and background essays explore the 1911 fire, a [...] »
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Students are often disconnected from the past. Why not immerse them in historic [...] »
Explore resources on the Bracero guest worker program from the mid-20th century. [...] »
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Stand up (or sit down) for better working conditions! Test your knowledge of [...] »
Shellfish pirates stole from the rich to feed themselves—and make a [...] »