In this article: The Panic of 1819 was an economic depression that laid bare the human, environmental, and economic consequences of building an economy on slavery and unrestrained exploitation of natural resources. Slavery and a lack of minimum wage laws for wage laborers made for an economy with weak circulation as so few of its […]
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This reading list will take you through the history of labor in America and give readers an in-depth look at the strategies and methods for unionizing and movement building.
Some states are now requiring companies to post a salary range in job descriptions. Here’s how that small change could help workers.
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Here are 15 sources for free Black Lives Matter posters and wallpaper art you can use to spread the message that Black Lives Matter and support the movement.
Stephen King has given America its favorite horror stories. Since 2013, he’s also given us some of our favorite tweets. Here’s the best of Stephen King Twitter.
BLM is criticized by conservatives as a terrorist, Marxist, America-hating movement. Here are 9 conservative Black Lives Matter counterarguments and why they’re wrong.
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What’s a penny-pinching bookworm to do when BookFi gets shut down? Here are some free BookFi alternatives you can use.
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Explore Black history and resistance in New York City by visiting these seven sites on your next trip.
Mental illness distorts reality in ways that don’t fit neatly into traditional nonfiction. These classic books by authors with mental illness capture that distortion and surrealness.
Watching these cowboy and samurai movies side by side is a fun way to explore the cultural exchange between genres while getting your fix of showdowns and antiheroes.