Oct 17, 2018  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
    
College Catalog 2018-2019

HIS 217 History of Work in America

Credits: (3)
This course examines labor in the United States from the early 1600s to the present, with special emphasis upon the working class and organized labor after 1830. We will explore major themes in the changing nature of work including conditions, experiences, outlooks, and conduct of workers. Topics include the history of strikes, organizing, and unionism; pink collar work; slave labor and indentured servitude; the effects of war on labor conditions; and gender and race in the workplace.