Espresso Shots: Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement, by Premilla Nadasen

“Household Workers Unite,” by Premilla Nadasen is an important work of revisionist labor history. It focuses on the African American women who had been invisible to both American labor history and the American labor movement in general. Continue reading Espresso Shots: Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement, by Premilla Nadasen

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January 2020 Update

What a difference a year makes. I’ll keep this short. Looking over the stats, my blog posts had a serious dip after 2017. In 2016 there were 85 posts, the following year there were 41 posts. But I’ve had a number of personal disruptions, including moving from Minnesota to Wisconsin and dealing with the Covid pandemic. The pandemic has brought, to use a vague term, workplace challenges. Suffice to say, I’ve had to re-prioritize things. The full-time job takes priority, especially now, given the fragile economic state we’re experiencing. The second major priority is not getting Covid. Both these take … Continue reading January 2020 Update

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NYC in Photos Week: Lower East and Upper West: New York City Photographs 1957-1968 by Jonathan Brand @ NYJB

Lower East and Upper West chronicle New York City from the late fifties to the late sixties. Tumultuous change, “urban renewal,” and racial strife mark these violent decades, but in these photographs these charged descriptors lay in the background. Continue reading NYC in Photos Week: Lower East and Upper West: New York City Photographs 1957-1968 by Jonathan Brand @ NYJB

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