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United States Labor History

Selected Primary Sources

The Industrial Revolution and the Progressive Era: 1877-1913

The Industrial/Progressive era of labor saw the rise of unionization. With nearly 200 links of available information, the subject has been subdivided into four additional subject areas: Strikes & Uprisings, Unionism and Testimonies and Famous/Infamous figures in Labor and Labor Life whose links should provide valuable information on the life of a laborer during this time period.


The Communist Manifesto
Engels, Friedrich, 1820-1895, Marx, Karl, 1818-1883

American Rhetorical Movements since 1900

Capital and Labor: Life of the People, 1912-1948


Bibliography - U.S. Steel Photograph Collection

Labor History Sources in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress

Daniel De Leon

Emma Goldman

The Gospel According to Andrew: Carnegie’s Hymn to Wealth


Eugene V. Debs Internet Archive
One of the greatest and most articulate advocates of workers' power to have ever lived.

The Westinghouse World: The Companies, the People, and the Places