Yes, I admit to a weakness for blogs with interesting names, a choice not illogically based on the expectation that they be more interesting to read. So far, it's panning out as expected. Plus, a post about labor history is relevant even if not specifically about academic labor. If we are to be involved in Higher Ed Labor Issues, as appears to be the case, then reading labor history makes mighty sense, no doubt more than reading novels about labor or higher ed, even for the lit majors among us. No shortage of action ~ strikes, rebellions, massacres, murder, uprising, deportation and more...
Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money, writes,
A year ago today, I published my first installment of This Day in Labor History. 33 posts and 1 award later, here we are. I thought there might be interest in having them in digest form.
- July 6, 1892–The Homestead Strike
- July 12, 1917–The Bisbee Deportation
- July 14, 1877–The Great Railroad Strike
- September 9, 1739–The Stono Rebellion
- September 17, 1989–The Pittston Strike
- October 26, 1676–Bacon's Rebellion
- November 5, 1916–The Everett Massacre
- November 9, 1935–Creation of the CIO
- November 11, 1919–The Centralia Massacre
- November 22, 1909–Uprising of the 20,000
- December 2, 1946–The Oakland General Strike
- December 5, 1955–Merger of the AFL and CIO
- December 28, 1869–Founding of the Knights of Labor
- December 30, 1905–Murder of former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg
- January 1, 1994–NAFTA
- January 5, 1970–Murder of UMWA reformer Jock Yablonski
- February 6, 1919–The Seattle General Strike
- February 11, 1937–The Flint Sit-Down Strike ends.
- February 24, 1912–Beating of the women and children at Lawrence
- March 25, 1911–Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
- April 4, 1968–Assassination of Martin Luther King during sanitation strike in Memphis
- April 20, 1914–Ludlow Massacre
- April 30, 1894–Coxey's Army
- May 4, 1886–Haymarket Riot
- May 9, 1934–Longshoremen strike begins in San Francisco
- May 16, 1934–Minneapolis Teamsters Strike
- May 19, 1920–Matewan Massacre
- May 30, 1937–Memorial Day Massacre in Chicago
- June 6, 1943–Detroit Hate Strike
- June 20, 1947–President Truman vetoes Taft-Hartley Act
- June 26, 1894–Pullman Strike
- July 3, 1835–Paterson Textile Strike of 1835
- July 4, 1892–People's Party Convention
I imagine I'll have about the same number of posts in the next year. They aren't fully planned, but what is planned suggests that the 2nd year will have a much more race-based focus.
Fridays they blog cats...