Professor Peter DeChiara
Rutgers State University of New Jersey
This is a course on the history of the American workers and the American labor movement from 1880 to 1945. Topics will include industrialization; immigration; racial, ethnic and gender divisions in the working class; craft and industrial unionism; the Progressive Movement and the New Deal; the Great Depression and the two world wars; labor law and labor and politics.
To access the complete syllabus, please click on the PDF version of the History of Labor and Work in the United States, 1880—1945 syllabus.