Today's Labor History
Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: Working History’s Beth English interviews award-winning New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash. His novel, The Last Ballad, explores the complexities of southern class, race, and gender relations against the backdrop of the 1929 Loray Mill strike, one of the most notable strikes in U.S. labor history. The Working History podcast is put out by the Southern Labor Studies Association.
Fabled railroad engineer John Luther “Casey” Jones born in southeast Missouri(not on March 12, as previously reported). A member of the Railroad Engineers, he was the sole fatality in a wreck near Vaughan, Miss., on April 29, 1900. His skill and heroics prevented many more deaths - 1863
Henry Ford announced the new continuous motion method to assemble cars. The process decreased the time to make a car from 12 and a half hours to 93 minutes. Goodbye, craftsmanship. Hello, drudgery - 1914
Labor history courtesy Union Communication Services. photo from Assembly Magazine, courtesy Ford Motor Co.
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