Labor History of America
- 1. Sister Jane describes indentured servitude and the slavery of Africans. (02:15)
- 2. She describes the plight of immigrants in America, including living conditions and employment opportunities. (02:11)
- 3. She describes the employment of freed Blacks as menial laborers, military recruits, or cowboys. (01:37)
- 4. She describes the history of workers unions. She also describes the Black workers who were not part of the unions. (02:57)
- 5. Sister Jane describes striking by workers and the violent opposition. (00:53)
- 6. She describes the jobs of Chinese immigrants and the animosity directed toward them. (02:08)
- 7. She describes the work and struggles of miners. Also, the first Labor Day parade. (02:57)
- 8. She describes the growth of Harlem due to a Northern migration. Also, the end of contract labor. (02:07)
- 9. She describes the development of labor laws and the effect of the Depression. (02:42)
- 10. She describes the work of Mexican-Americans and other migrant workers. She also describes internment camps. (02:43)
- 11. Sister Jane summarizes the past struggles of workers and the current inequality that Blacks still face in the workplace. (01:35)
- Main contributor
Schilling, Jane Edward, 1930-2017
Sister Jane Schilling narrates a brief history of labor in the United States from the founding of the country to post-WWII. She describes the struggles of different groups, including African Americans, Chinese immigrants, and Mexican-American migrant workers. She describes the violent outcomes of unionizing and striking, as well as the development of labor laws in the US.
Labor--United States--History; African Americans--Employment--History; Discrimination in employment
- Physical Description
1 audiotape (analog) (24:04) : 7 in.
- Other Identifiers
Shelf Number: OR 279; Collection Identifier: SC 165; MDPI Barcode: 40000001808338
This item is accessible by: the public.