Diversity Display - International Worker's Day
The connection between May Day and labor rights began in the United States at the height of the Industrial Revolution, when working conditions for men, women, and children were notoriously bad. In 1884, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions (later the American Federation of Labor) proclaimed “eight hours shall constitute a legal day’s labor..."
To pay homage to those who laid the groundwork for labor rights and to those who continue the fight, we're celebrating some of our favorite related titles in this month’s virtual Diversity Book Display, with selected works touching on labor, economics, class, race, gender, etc.
Special thanks to our Materials Processing Coordinator, Leah Zande, for compiling this inspiring list.
All electronic titles are available to read online and our physical titles may be requested for pick-up.
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