This week’s Labor History Today podcast: Hidden in the Fields
Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez on Invisible Agricultural Child Labor in the American Southwest and the Limits of Citizenship, from the Tales from the Reuther Library podcast. Plus Lane Windham on the Willmar 8, who organized the first strike against a bank in U.S. history.
Last week's show: (12/8): Collective actions
Trial of nearly 350 agricultural laborers in the “Swing Riots” gets underway in England. Facing land enclosures and mechanization, farm workers rioted in the autumn of 1830, demanding higher wages, destroying machinery, and threatening landowners. Of the nearly 2,000 people tried and convicted, 19 were executed and over 500 deported to New South Wales and Tasmania.
- Today in Labor History
photo of Padilla-Rodríguez courtesy Columbia University