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History: Labor   Tags: labor history  

A research guide to primary and secondary sources for labor history.
Last Updated: Jan 7, 2015 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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Image: Detail from a photograph by Lewis Hine, Spinner in Lancaster Cotton Mills, S.C., 1908.

Welcome to the Labor History Guide.  This guide provides links to the most useful databases and electronic and print resources for researching the history of labor with an emphasis on American labor history.  Use the tabs to navigate through the pages of this guide.

  • Articles major databases for identifying articles on labor history
  • Books databases for identifying books
  • Encyclopedias- major encyclopedias on labor history
  • Primary Sources - major collections of primary sources

General history databases and resources can be found on the History Guide.  For local manuscript sources see the Labor Archives of Washington State. For resources dealing with contemporary labor see the Economics  and Business subject guides.

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