History of Labor Unions

Mary Harris Jones

Also known as "Mother Jones." Here's here autobiography.

Samuel Gompers

The University of Maryland College Park, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the AFL-CIO put together this collection of biographical information about the early leader of the American Federation of Labor.

The Haymarket Riot

The Chicago Public Library's resource page on one of the labor movement's formative events.

MN Women & Work Oral History Collection

The MN Women & Work Oral History Collection seeks to document, explore, and interpret the historical roots of women's participation in both waged and unwaged work spheres, and to make this information readily available to interested persons.


  LOST LABOR: Images of Vanished American Workers 1900-1980 is a selection of 155 photographs excerpted from a collection of more than 1100 company histories, pamphlets, and technical brochures documenting America's business and corporate industrial history.
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