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Mapping the Labor Press

I recently discovered the 1925 American Labor Press Directory, compiled by the same crew that put together the Labor Who’s Who. Luckily, the press directory (ALPD) is much easier to convert to data. There is less information in each entry, … Continue reading

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Memories of the College of Complexes

Back in 2008 I posted a number of documents from my Chicago free speech exhibit, one of them an interview of Slim Brundage by Studs Terkel. Now a reader from Italy writes in the comment section with memories of Brundage’s … Continue reading

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Reader Request Thread

I’ll be posting documents more frequently now that we’re getting closer to the annual Bughouse Square Debates (Saturday, July 26th, in Washington Square Park, Chicago).  If readers have any particular topics they’d like to read about (or read more of), … Continue reading

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Send me over the top

With the quarter coming to an end, it’s time to refocus my activities toward research and writing, some of which I’ll be sharing here. But first, dear readers, I need your help on a statistics-related issue. Over at my Flickr.com … Continue reading

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Two Years Blogging at Bughouse Square

Today is the second anniversary of this blog, and so time to reflect: Why do I write this blog? I started Bughouse Square (originally bugclub.blogspot.com) a week after the close of an exhibition I co-curated with Peter Alter at the … Continue reading

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bugclub.blogspot.com is now bughouseblog.blogspot.com

Dear Readers: I have changed the url for this blog. You may now find Bughouse Square at bughouseblog.blogspot.com. Thanks for reading!

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From Bargaining to Warfare … to Nobel Prize?

I thought this post from History News Network was worth pointing out to my massive readership: Nobel laureate Thomas Schelling’s little-known role in the Vietnam War. Thomas C. Schelling won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences this week. Today’s … Continue reading

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So Much Can Happen in a Month

Too many things to comment on. Katrina. Wow, that seems to have blown the lid off American complacency. I had to check my hearing after listening to Bush’s speech. Which Texan was that ? G.W. Bush or L.B. Johnson? Ah, … Continue reading

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Intra-union Battle Lines Shaping Up

Over the past week, while I madly dashed to finish off the tasks of my old job, there have been many developments in the AFL-CIO split up story. And my feelings toward the split have ranged from cautious hope to … Continue reading

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Academic Unfreedom–Indiana Style

Don’t you just love the Hoosier State? First their newly-elected governor (yes, he’s a Republican) abolished all union contracts with public sector employees. Now word comes that the Indiana University Labor Studies program is under the budget axe. According to … Continue reading

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Bughouse Editor Returns from Hibernation

Wow, it’s really been a long time since I posted. Regrets to my audience of three commited readers. A lot has happened since my last visit to blogville, and I’ll be posting about most of it in the future. But … Continue reading

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Conservatives Rush to the Cause of Liberalism

You know something is up when conservative op-ed commentators and politicians begin to sound, well, liberal. In an earlier post, I quoted John Danforth’s denounciation of “Terri-gate” as proto-theocracy. Then there was the recent (and lame) op-ed by David Brooks … Continue reading

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