Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow and Norm Diamond. 18 pages.
Role play on the 1912 Bread and Roses strike in Lawrence, Mass.
Teaching Activity. By Teaching Tolerance.
Introduces students to the role of the labor movement in securing contemporary benefits such as the 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, and workplace safety regulations.
Teaching Activity. By Gayle Olson-Raymer. 17 pages.
Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 13 of Voices of a People’s History of the United States on the labor movement at the turn of the century.
Article. By Mickey Z.
History of the 1932 Bonus Expeditionary Force (BEF) or Bonus Army.
Article. By Robert Forrant. 2013.
The author challenges the common myth that the Bread and Roses Strike was spontaneous.
Article for Teachers and High School Students. By Ruth Shagoury. 6 pages.
A review of children’s picture books about the life of Helen Keller reveals the omission of any description of her active role in key social movements of the 20th century.
Book – Non-fiction. By Russell Freedman. 2014. 96 pages.
An account of Angel Island, California, the entry point for one million Asian immigrants in the early 20th century.
Book – Non-fiction. By Robert Rodgers Korstad. 2003. 576 pages.
Chronicles the rise and fall of the union that represented thousands of African American tobacco factory workers in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Book – Non-fiction. By Laurie Lawlor. 2001. 176 pages.
A biography that sheds light on Helen Keller as rebel and activist.
Book – Nonfiction. By Jeffrey B. Perry. 2009. 624 pages.
Biography of scholar and activist Hubert Harrison.
Book – Non-fiction. By Robert Forrant and Susan Grabski. 2013. 128 pages.
Images, documents, and quotes tell the story of the 1912 landmark strike.
Book – Non-fiction. By Adam Langer. 2009. 256 pages.
A memoir centered around the Bonus March of 1932, the demonstration of 20,000 World War I veterans demanding compensation.
Book – Fiction. By Katherine Paterson. 2006. 275 pages.
Moving young adult historical-fiction novel based on a major strike in Lawrence, Mass., in 1912.
Book – Fiction. By Pam Muñoz Ryan. 2010. 372 pages.
An introduction to the life of Pablo Neruda as a child in historical fiction for young adults.
Book – Fiction. By Eloise Greenfield. Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. 2011. 32 pages.
A picture book that introduces the historic story of the Great Migration to young readers.
Book – Fiction. By Margarita Engle. 2016. 242 pages.
Historical fiction in free verse about the building of the Panama Canal.
Book – Fiction. By Anna Myers. 2004. 184 pages.
A young man must wrestle with his past and find the strength to pull free from the poisonous grip of racism.
Film clip. Voices of a People’s History.
Dramatic reading of Eugene Deb’s “Canton, Ohio” speech made on June 16, 1918 by Marc Ruffalo.