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United States Labor History: Labor Life

Selected Primary Sources

The Life of Labor/Laborers

1908 Coal Mine Safety Meeting

African American Odyssey - Reconstruction and Its Aftermath

American Rhetorical Movements since 1900

America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915

 Bibliography - U.S. Steel Photograph Collection

Bridgeport Labor Unions, 1900

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

Child Labor in Virginia
Photographs by Lewis Hine

Communism in Washington State History and Memory Project

"The corporate reconstruction of American capitalism, 1890-1916 : the market, the law, and politics," by Martin J. Sklar, order via inter-library loan from CCSU through Consuls, call number HC110 C3 S58 1988

Freedmen and Southern Society Project

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Resources

Harvard University Library - Women Working, 1800 -1930

History of the FBI Early Days: 1910 - 1921

History of the FBI Origins: 1908 - 1910

How the Other Half Lives
Studies Amongst the Tenements of New York

Industrial Worker (Spokane, Seattle: 1909-1930)

Inside an American Factory
Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904

International Ladies Garment Workers Union Photographs (1885-1985)

The Labor History of the Cripple Creek District;
A Study in Industrial Evolution

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

Life and Labor in a Corporate Community
An On-Line History of the Endicott Johnson Corporation

Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Making Money the Old Fashioned Way

The Nineteenth Century in Print
The Making of America in Books and Periodicals

The Official Website of the Knights of Labor

On the Lower East Side
Observations of Life in Lower Manhattan at the Turn of the Century

Pictoral essay on coal mining in the 19th-century United States

Pinkerton's National Detective Agency
A Register of It's Records in the Library of Congress

Scofield Mining Disaster

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Lewis Hine as social critic

Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer

Lewis Hines

Mrs. Tony Racioppo, 260 Elizabeth St., N.Y. 1st floor rear, finishing pants in dirty tenement home. Althou[gh] it is a licensed house, the whole place is very much run down. The ahllway [i.e., hallway] is in the same condition as that one at 266 Elizabeth (see photo). Baby had bad cough. Mother said recovering from measles. Location: New York, New York (State)

(photo from Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)


Seattle Socialist
The Workingman’s Paper (Seattle: 1900-1910)

Seattle Union Record (Seattle: 1900-1928)

Socialist Voice (Seattle: 1911-1912)

Southern New England Telephone Company
The First Fifty Years, 1878-1928

Squabbling Socialists in Washington State
A Guide to Factions and Newspapers 1900-1917

Worker Groups - African Americans

View a description of the coal miner's work written in 1902

The Western Federation of Miners

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

The Work of a Coal Miner in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era