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A selected electronic bibliography

Compiled by the Wirtz Labor Library Staff
U.S. Department of Labor

American Memory Section of the Library of Congress (LOC)
Take a Electronic Bibliography through the LOC. This site provides a look into a typical factory of 1904. This section of the LOC digital library program represents only a small portion of the many videos and photographs you may view on the Library of Congress web site.

An Eclectic List of Events in U.S. Labor History
This site is a compilation of significant labor events in history. It begins with the 1806 conviction of the union of Philadelphia Journeymen Cordwainers for criminal conspiracy after a strike for higher wages and ends with the September 1989 occupation of the Pittston Coal Company's Moss 3 preparation plant in Carbo, Virginia, beginning a year-long strike against Pittston Coal.

History of Labor Day
This Department of Labor site on the history of Labor Day contains historical insight into this American holiday from its initial inception to the legislation which created it.

Labor Arts Sampler Exhibit
This virtual museum was designed to gather, identify, and display examples of the cultural and artistic history of working people and to celebrate the trade union movement's contributions to history. It includes cartoon art, buttons and badges, murals, and photographs.

Report on the American WorkForce
The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures almost every aspect of the American labor force. This site examines three of the major 20th century changes in the compilation of labor statistics.

Services and Information for America's Workforce: USA.gov
This web site links to a variety of Government sites that feature information on topics from employment to travel. The site includes a News for Workers section and a pay calculator.

Women's Labor History
From AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, this site is a compilation of links to information about the history of women in the American workforce. Categories include General Women's Labor History, Women's Trade Union League, Mother Jones and Other Women in the Mines, and Women and Labor in the Textile and Garment Industries.