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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Relive the construction of the city of steel—Gary, Indiana. [...] »
What did women think of their work at home, in the arts, and in business? [...] »
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History is imbedded in the smallest objects. In this lesson, students examine [...] »
Explore the ins and outs of turn-of-the-century labor law, business, housing, [...] »
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Shellfish pirates stole from the rich to feed themselves—and make a [...] »
Stand up (or sit down) for better working conditions! Test your knowledge of [...] »