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History of Labor and Work in the United States, 1880—1945

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.

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