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United States Labor History

Selected Primary Sources

The First World War: 1914-1920

19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women’s Right to vote, 1920

An Autobiographical Account by Giogiana Cole Halloran
of Life and Labor in Early 20th-century Fulton County, NY

Banning Homework
A Case Study Of Class, Community and State in the Fulton County Glove Industry

The Big Strike
A Journalist Describes the 1934 San Francisco Strike by Mike Quin

BLS Publications, 1886-1971
Bulletin 1749 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

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

Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Colorado Coal Field War Project

Eyewitness to Murder: Recounting the Ludlow Massacre

The Glove Cutters Strike of 1914
An Account by Herbert M. Engel.

The Glove Cutters Strike of 1914
New York State Board of Mediation and Arbitration Hearings, October 5-13, 1914

The Glovers of Fulton County
Part of the History and Media Initiatives of the Department of History, University at Albany, State University of New York

Guide to the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Of America Records, 1914-1980

Harvard University Library – Women Working, 1800-1930

History of the FBI Early Days: 1910-1921

The Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate Seditious Activities (New York State Legislature)

Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916

Life of the People Realist Prints
Drawings from the Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Collection, 1912-1948

Memories of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Museum of the City of San Francisco: “Bloody Thursday”, 1934


The Patriotic American. Literary Digest, 6/28/19. Originally from the Chicago Tribune

Red Scare (1918-1921)

The Patriotic American. Literary Digest, 6/28/19. Originally from the Chicago Tribune

Image from the Red Scare (1918-1921), an Image Database created by Leo Robert Klein. Leo Robert Klein is Web Coordinator and Digital Resources Developer at the William and Anita Newman Library, Baruch College, CUNY



The Steel Strike of 1919

Labor and Labor History in the Puget Sound

Walter Fink on the Ludlow Massacre