Saturday, September 10, 2016
September 10-11, 2016: Labor Day Links
[To continue the Labor Day remembrances, for the rest of this week I’ve highlighted and analyzed images and narratives of work in American literature and culture. For this weekend post I wanted to share links to handful of other great Labor Day posts and stories—add yours in comments and make sure to show your work!]
Labor historian Heath Carter wrote this wonderful piece for the Oxford University Press blog on the holiday’s origins.
Carter also Tweeted a series of thoughts on the relationship between churches and labor unions in America.
Jay Zagorsky wrote about the importance of remembering the holiday’s histories more accurately for The Conversation.
Denise Oliver Velez wrote this great piece on African Americans and the labor movement for Daily Kos.
Finally, this evolving story from India makes clear how fully labor struggles continue, around the world as here in the U.S.
And while it’s not as directly linked to Labor Day, the Native American protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline taking place at Standing Rock comprise another contemporary event rooted in history that we must do a better job highlighting and remembering—and my most recent Huffington Post piece tried to help us do just that.
Next series starts Monday,
PS. What do you think? Any other links or stories you’d highlight?