Month: April 2021

Today In Labor History April 5

Today In Labor History April 5, 1871: During the Paris Commune, the government captured Élisée Reclus on this day. Later, they banished him from France for life. Reclus was a geographer, writer and anarchist. He influenced evolutionary biologist, Alfred Wallace, as well as many authors, and the famous anarchist, Peter Kropotkin. In 1894, he became …

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Today In Labor History April 3

Patterson Silk Strike Poster

Today In Labor History April 3, 1873: Washington Irving was born. Irving wrote the stories, “Rip Van Winkle,” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” In addition to writing, he also advocated for writers to be treated and paid as professionals. And he encouraged other American writers, like Melville, Longfellow, Hawthorne and Poe. April 3, 1882: …

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Learn What Happened Today in Labor History April 2

Labor History April 2: Southern women feeling the effects of Rebellion, and creating Bread Riots.

The 1800s Today in Labor History April 2, 1840: Author Emile Zola was born. Zola was most famous for his masterpiece, Germinal. He wrote Germinal between 1884-1885, not long after Anywhere But Schuylkill takes place. The story is a graphic and harsh portrayal of the life of coal miners from that era. Some people believe …

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