Tag Archives: race

Upward and Into the Light

So, if you read the last post, you know I’m blogging my way through a rough draft of a chapter on the visual culture/iconography of working class self-education.  As with most popular political cartooning, those of labor and the left … Continue reading

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Joe Worker Arrives Online

In the last days of my tenure at the University of Illinois, I spent several hours digging through vertical files in the library of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations.  Because of changes in professors’ interests–generally away from collective … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Near Northside, August 1938

Handwritten notes of a University of Chicago investigator recounting a summer evening stroll through the Near Northside.  Lightly edited for clarity.  –TH. 8-15-38 Near North Side Bug Parks, etc. Large numbers of Filipinos were on the east side of the … Continue reading

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A different view of the Dill Pickle Club

From Federal Bureau of Investigation Case Files, Old German Files, #22752 (online access). Report Made By:  P. P. Mindak Chicago, ILL. Sept. 8, 1919 In re: “Dill Pickle Club,” Anarchist Matter. AT CHICAGO: One S. G. Fleming, who rooms at … Continue reading

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To dream the dreams the state said were wrong

“I was building up in me a dream which the entire educational system of the South had been rigged to stifle. I was feeling the very thing that the state of Mississippi had spent millions of dollars to make sure … Continue reading

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Tradition is Not Always a Good Thing

chiefbumpersticker.JPG Originally uploaded by Tobias Higbie. Tim beat me to the punch on this one, so go check out his post on History and Education. I don’t want to spill too much virtual ink over this so-called debate. Yes, I’m … Continue reading

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