Every so often I come across a bit of historical text that I find particularly compelling or thought provoking for my research project. I don’t transcribe all of them, but over time I’ve compiled a few here.

H. Dubreuil, Robots or Men? A French Workman’s Experience in American Industry, translated by Frances and Mason Merrill (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1930).

Adelheid Popp, The Autobiography of a Working Woman (1913)

Eugene Debs, William Z. Foster, Upton Sinclair, Elizabeth Flynn and others, How I Became a Rebel, The Labor Herald (1922)

    Short autobiographies from labor and radical organizers and intellectuals.

Hourwich and Taylor, eds., I Am A Woman Worker: A Scrapbook of Autobiographies (1936)

Richard Wright, Black Boy (American Hunger): A Record of Childhood and Youth (1945)

On Workers and Intellectuals