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Winter, Jonah

Summary: Shares information on labor leader Mother Jones and her 1903 Children's Crusade protesting the dangerous conditions endured by child factory workers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2020

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Laughlin, Rosemary.

Summary: Describes the events leading up to and occurring during the lockout and strike of railroad workers working for the Pullman Palace Car Company in 1894, and its impact upon American labor unions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morgan Reynolds Pub. 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 331.892 LAU

Summary: Solidarity! All for One and One for All!₄ Founded in Chicago in 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) took to organizing unskilled workers into one big union and changed the course of American history. This compelling documentary of the IWW (or The Wobblies' as they were known) tells the story of workers in factories, sawmills, wheat fields, forests, mines, and on the docks as they...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WOB

Duncan, Alice Faye

Summary: Recounts the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his final speech to strikers the night before his assassination, and details the perseverance of strikers before and after his death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 331.892 DUN

Anderson, Carlotta R.

Summary: "All-American Anarchist chronicles the life and work of Joseph A. Labadie (1850-1933), Detroit's prominent labor organizer and one of early labor's most influential activists. A dynamic participant in the major social reform movements of the Gilded Age, Labadie was a central figure in the pervasive struggle for a new social order as the American Midwest underwent rapid industrialization at the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 1998

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Green, James R.

Summary: From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. On one side were powerful corporations whose millions bought armed guards and political influence. On the other side were 50,000 mine workers, the nation’s largest labor union, and the legendary “miners’ angel,” Mother...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 GRE

Dray, Philip.

Summary: From an award-winning historian, a stirring (and timely) narrative history of American labor from the dawn of the industrial age to the present day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 331.88 DRA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.88 DRA

Murolo, Priscilla

Summary: A comprehensive look at the history of the United States through the prism of working people. In this fully updated new edition, the authors have added a wealth of fresh analysis of labor's role in American life, and three entirely new chapters on global labor developments, worker activism in immigrant communities, and the 2016 election and unions' relationships to Trump. -- Adapted from back...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331 MUR

Greenhouse, Steven

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Examines the income inequality and declining social mobility endured by today's workers, along with the decades of worker power reductions and the increasing political and economic control of the wealthy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.88 GRE

Russell, Mary Doria

Summary: In July 1913, 25-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She's spent her whole life in the copper-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risked their lives for meager salaries and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their men deep underground each day, dreading...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC RUS

Russell, Mary Doria

Summary: "In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She's spent her whole life in the coal-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risk their lives for meager salaries--and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their husbands and sons deep underground...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC RUS

Russell, Mary Doria

Summary: "In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She's spent her whole life in the copper-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risk their lives for meager salaries--and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their husbands and sons deep...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2019

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Russell, Mary Doria

Summary: "In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She's spent her whole life in the coal-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risk their lives for meager salaries--and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their husbands and sons deep underground...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 207 FIC RUS

Stanley, Jerry

Summary: The story of Annie Clemenc and the 1913 strike by copper miners employed by the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company in upper Michigan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 1995

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CLE

Russell, Mary Doria

1 hold on 19 copies

Summary: "In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She's spent her whole life in the coal-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risk their lives for meager salaries--and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their husbands and sons deep underground...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC RUS

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Display, Call number: FIC RUS
3 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUS

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUS

Diehl, August

Summary: Follows the early lives of Karl Marx, his wife Jenny, and Friedrich Engels, as they roam between Paris, Brussels, and London, helping to lead the developing labor movement.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passion River 2018

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF YOU

Hochschild, Adam

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "A character-driven look at a pivotal period in American history, 1917-1920: the tumultuous home front during WWI and its aftermath, when violence broke out across the country thanks to the first Red Scare, labor strife, and immigration battles"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2022

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Kelly, Kim

Summary: "Freed Black women organizing for protection in the Reconstruction-era South. Jewish immigrant garment workers braving deadly conditions for a sliver of independence. Asian American fieldworkers rejecting government-sanctioned indentured servitude across the Pacific. Incarcerated workers advocating for basic human rights and fair wages. The queer Black labor leader who helped orchestrate...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One Signal Publishers/Atria 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 331.8097 KEL

McCallum, Jamie K.

Summary: "The coronavirus pandemic threw life into a tumult for American workers, igniting new class struggles and further stoking those already under way. Across the country, essential workers lashed out against low wages, long hours, and safety risks, both with labor union backing and without it. Nurses, teachers, grocery clerks, farmers, food processing workers, and many more fought for higher wages,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2022

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Dennis, David J.

Summary: "A dynamic family exchange that pivots between the voices of a father and son, The Movement Made Us is a unique work of oral history and memoir, chronicling the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter. David Dennis Sr, a core architect of the movement, speaks out for the first time, swapping recollections both harrowing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 DEN

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