PAGS 351: Workplace Justice: Readings in U.S. Labor History

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Economic inequality in the United States has soared to its highest level since the "Gilded Age" of the 1880s. This course explores the social movement that, for two centuries, has aimed to close the gap between rich and poor: the labor movement. The class has two intellectual goals. First, it examines how historical phenomena like industrialization, urbanization, and racialization have shaped the work process. Second, it traces the theories and practices that working people have used to build a movement for economic justice. Prerequisite: Earlham Seminar or consent of the instructor.