[In honor of Labor Day I’m taking the day off from blogging—but in the spirit of what this holiday should entail, a genuine effort to remember and engage with the complex and crucial histories of work and the labor movement in this country, here are a handful of past posts where I’ve tried to provide such engagement. Please add your own thoughts on labor, work, and America below!]
Workers Write: On the images of young female mill workers in two very different but interestingly complementary 19th century texts, Herman Melville’s “The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids” (1855) and The Lowell Offering (1840-1845).
Next series starts tomorrow,
PS. Any texts or histories related to work or the labor movement that you’d highlight? Other thoughts on these themes and questions?