Opinion

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Today in labor history: Maritime strikers killed in New Orleans port

Ninety-nine years ago today, police opened fire on striking maritime workers outside the headquarters of United Fruit Company in New Orleans, La.

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Ten dead, a hundred injured in bloodstained Chicago field

They were on strike but the strike was just a week old so people were not yet in the direst of straights.

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Labor history: "Bonus Army" starts national movement

Eighty years ago today, the first "Bonus Marchers" arrived in Washington, D.C.

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"(Re)Presenting America": Are culturally specific museums a good thing?

Can oppressed groups resurrect their own suppressed histories through a museum? What has been the historical role of race and ethnicity in the development of the natural history museum?

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New book about Alger Hiss revives Cold War mythology

As Rep. Allen West proved with his channeling of the late Sen. Joe McCarthy recently, the Red Scare echoes endure within American culture.

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Class struggle boils over

The work was just as dangerous and just as difficult as before, but the pay and benefits were considerably less.

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"In Darkness": How a few Polish Jews escaped the Nazis

What would you find if you had to take your children and a few assorted people down into the sewer to live?

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Debbie Amis Bell: Memories of a Freedom Rider

"Solitary" meant an unfurnished cell with a concrete floor. No bed, no furniture; a hole in the floor for a toilet.

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