A Pennsylvania Catholic in Big Labor's Court

In 1904, a young coal miner in western Pennsylvania, terminated for fighting with his boss over fraudulent practices, was also evicted from his home and forced to leave town. He sadly observed the workingman “is alone. He has no organization to defend him. He has nowhere to go.”¹ Thereafter, this Catholic immigrant from Scotland, Philip Murray (1886-1952), devoted his life to unionism, becoming one of the most important labor leaders in twentieth century America.

CfP: Empires: Towards a Global History

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Empires: Towards a Global History

The proposed conference is premised on the idea that empires drew their strength from a global systemic architecture of hegemony and dominance.  The objective of the conference is designed to emphasize how imperial interactions served to r

The Latest Episode of Heartland History with Matt Pehl

The latest episode of Heartland History is ready for your listening pleasure. This episode features an interview with Matt Pehl, Assistant Professor of History at Augustana University. Matt discusses his latest book,The Making of Working-Class Religion,  which examines the influence, or lack thereof, of the Catholic and Protestant churches on labor unions in Detroit, Michigan during 920s-30s. https://soundcloud.com/user-223689921/matt-pehl

 

New Article of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following article that may interest H-Labor list subscribers:

- ”Indian School, Company Town: Outing Workers from Sherman Institute at Fontana Farms Company, 1907-1930,” by Kevin Whalen

This article can be accessed via the following link: http://ucpressjournals.com/journal.php?j=phr.

New Article of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following article that may interest H-Rural list subscribers:

 

- ”Indian School, Company Town: Outing Workers from Sherman Institute at Fontana Farms Company, 1907-1930,” by Kevin Whalen


This article can be accessed via the following link: http://ucpressjournals.com/journal.php?j=phr.

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