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People have always been fighting to make things better, and that fight has never been easy, but has always been just. Kim Kelly's book chronicles the working-class heroes who were pushed to the margins or simply left out of U.S. labor history.
The Civil War was a revolutionary upheaval that crushed slavery and stoked hopes of a broader emancipation against the rule of property. We should draw on that memory today for struggles against racism and capitalism.
Mary Anne Transciatti
The Labor and Working Class History Association
Barring any unforeseen obstacle, the Triangle Fire Memorial will be dedicated on the building where the fire happened on the fire’s 112th anniversary, March 25, 2023. It will be New York City’s first labor memorial.
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Reluctant Reformers addresses what I think of as the tripwire of U.S. politics: race. But it does so by examining how several social movements, including abolition, women’s suffrage, populism, progressivism, labor, the socialist and communist left..
Unlike most of the other struggles of this era, this strike rested on the firm backbone of the women of the mining families and communities who continued the fight when the men were beaten and jailed and the strike near defeat.
Well-planned strikes are not only a union's most potent weapon, but also the public's best chance of forcing substantive policy changes to improve working conditions, living conditions, and the health of the planet.