Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Myself to Death: A Little Light Reading for Labor Day

Monday, September 06, 2010

A Little Light Reading for Labor Day

We're not working today in celebration of those who came before us and helped set the parameters of how we work today. We didn't have to work for the last two days because of them, too. And most of is didn't hold down jobs when we were in 5th or 6th grade for the same reason. Since we've got the day off, there's plenty of time to catch up on your labor history.

This comic came out in 1948, and you can tell from its cover that is full of drama and thrills. Here's a quick excerpt from the intro page:

Join the millions of Americans who have always wanted to know the real, true story of Labor and Labor Unions in this country. Why did Captain John Smith's colony fail? Who were the Sons of Liberty? When did the first labor union start? What part did Labor play in the fight for free education? What was the Know-Nothing Party? What was the difference between the First and the Second Ku Klux Klan? Who was Samuel Gompers? What did the Knights of Labor want?

Those are a lot of questions. See what answers you can find below (courtesy of The Internet Archive).


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