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Revolutionary Left Radio

Sep 9, 2021

Professor Peter Cole returns to the show, this time to do an overview of labor history in the United States.

We discuss the earliest worker movements, the Great Uprising of 1877, the Pullman and Homestead strikes, various coal miner strikes, the Seattle General Strike, the IWW, the intersections of race and class, the impact of the Russian Revolution on American class politics, the first and second Red Scare, the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, the rise of neoliberalism and its impact on workers, and much more! 

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Dont forget to check out our previous episodes with Peter on Ben Fletcher, the history of the IWW, and Dockworker Power! 


Outro Music: "Revolt Resist Rebel" by The Haymarket Squares


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