- This site is a fine collection of assorted material
concerning the 1911 disaster. Published by the Kheel Center for
Labor-Management Documentation and Archives at Cornell University, the site
provides students with primary and secondary resource material regarding the
fire, as well as editorial cartoons regarding the ILGWU and organized labor.
Three audio interviews with survivors of the fire are also included.
- Students interested in more detail concerning the labor movement can consult
this site created by teacher Paul Hewitt. A variety of links regarding labor
are available, as well as a Labor History Webquest, in which students can
follow a guided Internet tour to learn about unions in the United States.
From Spartacus Online Encyclopedia, this site provides historical summaries of
the leading individuals in the growth of the American labor movement, plus some
primary source material from trade union journals. Included are brief articles
on the major trade union organizations and on key events and Congressional acts
related to the labor movement in the late 19th and
early 20th centuries.
History Place: Child Labor in America 1908-1912
- For a look at Lewis
Hine’s powerful photographs of child labor from the early 1900s, students can
visit this Web site from The History Place. The photos are grouped by topic
with their original captions, and students will be able to make connections
with Hine’s young subjects, which include newsboys, mill and factory workers,
miners, oyster shuckers, and fruit pickers.
Interested students can investigate modern labor unions by visiting the Web
sites of the major labor organizations. The AFL-CIO
United Auto Workers
United Steelworkers of America
, and United
all have comprehensive sites dealing with current issues
and topics. A timeline for the United Steel Workers
can be found at the Milestones
section of their website.
section of the United Steel Workers site links the union to the
days of Andrew Carnegie.