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 »
Find sources on labor history
Begin your study of working class and labor history with this website. [...] »
Follow the development of a mill town from its birth to its current status. [...] »
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Introduce students to the importance of oral history while simultaneously [...] »
Put your knowledge to the test!
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 [...] »