Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. Film critic Pat Aufderheide on “Salt of the Earth,” the blacklisted 1954 film now recognized as one of the greatest American films ever made; labor historian Joe McCartin on the human cost of the Erie Canal, and the Meany Labor Archives’ Ben Blake delves into the American Federation of Labor pamphlet collection. Plus Salt of the Earth by Joan Baez, Erie Canal by Bruce Springsteen and the Erie Canal Rap, by MC LaLa.
Bank robber Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd is killed by FBI agents near East Liverpool, Ohio. He was a hero to the people of Oklahoma who saw him as a "Sagebrush Robin Hood," stealing from banks and sharing some of the proceeds with the poor - 1934
photo: Floyd (left) and Jess Ring (right) in rural Muskogee county, Oklahoma, 1933
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