Labor

Jobs For Kids: The Guide to Having Fun and Making Money

By Carol Barkin

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A practical guide to making money and having fun doing it-- for kids!

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Fire! The Beginnings of the Labor Movement

By Barbara Diamond Goldin

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In 1911, Rosie becomes involved in the struggle for better working conditions in factories when fire rips through the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, where her older sister Freyda is employed.

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Call Me Ruth

By Marilyn Sachs

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All Ruth wants to do is fit in with her new American friends, but her Russian mother is such an embarrassment! She keeps talking about joining a labor union, something that no one from a good family would do.

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Big Annie of Calumet: A True Story of the Industrial Revolution

By Jerry Stanler

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The copper mines in Michigan were dangerous, and the men who worked there toiled for long hours and made very little money. Annie Clemenc, a miner's wife, marched against these conditions even when the mining company resorted to violence.

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American Labor

By Boy Scouts of America

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Learn the history of American workers' fight for better pay and working conditions. Part of the Boy Scouts of America's Merit Badge series. Click here to reserve this title.

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A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter

By Patricia McKissack and Fredrick McKissack

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Back in the 1930s and 1940s, the trains took everybody everywhere in Pullman sleeping cars. The people who looked after the passengers were called porters. They were mostly black, and they formed their own union to fight against unfair working conditions. This book tells, in their own words and photos, the story of how they won their fight for justice.

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