Monday, September 3, 2012

The Origins of Labor Day

A series of short clips | The History Channel
Uploaded April 11, 2008

Video Courtesy "Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689"
"A labor union representing 10,000 active and retired members
of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority."

U.S. Child Labor, 1908-1920
"A look at child labor in the early 20th century in the United States as represented through the photography of Lewis W. Hine. The film documents the use of child labor in industry, including the exploitation of children and the lower classes in American society."

Video Courtesy "Michael Jeffries"
"History and Humanities Instructor, graduate of Virginia Tech (B.A.) and James Madison University (M.A.); originally from the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia."

Information for the photographs can be found at "The History"