Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor’s Last Century
By Howard Zinn, Dana Frank, and Robin D.G. Kelley
Three renowned historians present stirring tales of labor: Howard Zinn tells the grim tale of the Ludlow Massacre, a drama of beleaguered immigrant workers, Mother Jones, and the politics of corporate power in the age of the robber barons. Dana Frank brings to light the little-known story of a successful sit-in conducted by the ‘counter girls’ at the Detroit Woolworth’s during the Great Depression. Robin D.G. Kelley’s story of a movie theater musicians’ strike in New York asks what defines work in times of changing technology.
|9 × 6 × 0.5 in