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HIU 742: History of American Labor.

3 hours, 3 credits. (Not open to students who have taken HIU 342.) The American worker from colonial times to the present, with emphasis on the period since the Civil War. Themes include the origins and character of the American labor movement; the impact of industrialization on the worker; slavery and wage labor; the growth and development of the major American labor unions; the impact of social reformers and radicals on the labor movements and the American worker; public employees and collective bargaining; and the changing attitudes of the American worker.

Last modified: 3/11/2014