Friday, August 31, 2012

Labor Day: What, Why & More

Have you ever wondered about Labor Day: what it is, why it was created, and how you could learn more about it? If so, the following resources may be just what you've been looking for.

Labor Day Background Info - U.S. Department of Labor
  • "Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country." (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
  • Learn more: founder, first observance, legislation, etc.
  • News, photos, and other resources.

Labor Movement Info - Library Resources
Here's a few works about America's labor movement and information about how to locate them in the library's collections.
  • Chapters in the History of Organized Labor in Texas
    • Call Number HD6517.T4 A65 2006 ~ Special Collections (lower level)
  • Covering for the Bosses: labor and the Southern Press
    • Call Number PN4888.L27 A85 2008 ~ General Stacks (upper level)
  • Historical Encyclopedia of American Labor
    • Call Number HD8066.H57 2004 ~ online book (use NTNET login)
  • Living the Revolution: Italian Women's Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945
    • Call Number HQ1439.N6 G84 2010 ~ General Stacks (upper level)
  • Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement
    • Call Number HD6515.S45 L67 1004 ~ online book (use NTNET login)
  • She Was One of Us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker
    • Call Number E807.1.R48 O34 2010 ~ General Stacks (upper level)
  • The Sex of Class: Women Transforming American Labor
    • Call Number HD6079.2 U5 S49 2007 ~ General Stacks (upper level)
  • Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century
    • Call Number HD5324.Z56 2002 ~ online book (use NTNET login)
    • Use your NTNET login to open the book if you're off-campus.

Locate More Information and Get Assistance
You can locate many more works about America's workforce and various labor movements in the library's collections:
Have a safe Labor Day weekend and enjoy your holiday on Monday.

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