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Visual Culture of Workers’ Education

This week I had the opportunity to present my work-in-progress on the visual culture of workers’ education to a group of scholars at the Newberry Library. The great thing about a deadline is that it makes you write.  And the … Continue reading

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Images and Links for my UCSB Presentation

If you’re finding this blog via my working paper “Self-Education, Radicalism, and the Authentic Organic Intellectual,” you may have a copy without links to the images mentioned in the Appendix.  So here are the images, and links to the complete … Continue reading

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By sharing our experiences, we see our problems more clearly

RELATIONS WITHIN THE CLASS We come here with equal rights. All of us have a right to take part in the discussion. We are all workers, but we do not all do the same kind of work. We come here … Continue reading

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A symbol both of Revolution and elegance

THE SYMBOLIC JACKET What ever I knew of styles in dressing was from an old fashioned book dated before the war, which I found in our small town dressmaker’s work room in Russia. The dresses we wore were made out … Continue reading

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That night I had dreams of the mill

My Days as a Learner “For days and days I hunted for work. Days fled into weeks, and weeks into months, and still I was Looking for work. Ten cent stores, restaurants, cafes, mills, mills, mills–and all said ‘No, we … Continue reading

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The idea that “what happened to me” is important

Introduction to I Am A Woman Worker (1936) The stories told here form an important item in the raw material of workers’ education. Economists tell us that they are not economics: they contain for the most part neither statistics nor … Continue reading

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Not always a safe guide for practical action

“Organized labor always has had help volunteered by sympathetic persons from outside its own ranks. Since the war that help often has been offered by “intellectuals” who accepted completely one or another of the theories of economics and of revolutionary … Continue reading

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