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New Jersey Historical Commission
225 W.State Street
P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 292-6062
Fax: (609) 633-8168

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Labor Unions and Strikes

GRADES 9 THROUGH 12
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides
"The Silk Strike of 1913"
(online excerpt from The Fragile Bridge: Paterson Silk Strike of 1913)
Steve Golin http://patersongreatfalls.com/
"Leon Abbett"
In The Governors of New Jersey, 1664-1974: Biographical Essays
Edited by Paul A. Stellhorn and Michael J. Birkner.
Richard A. Hogarty. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1982 (online publication), pp. 149-154
Workers in New Jersey History
Joseph Gowaskie. New Jersey History Series. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1996
New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guides
Program 8,Technology in the Garden
David Steven Cohen. Trenton: NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2004
Audio and Video
Technology in the Garden
Program 8 in the New Jersey Legacy televisions series.
A co-production of NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2003
Seabrook at War
Narrated by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., a one-hour radio documentary, contains a segment on the 1934 strike at Seabrook Farms. A co-production of the New Jersey Historical Commission and public radio station WWFM, 1995. (Real Audio). http://www.talkinghistory.org/cohen.html
Passaic on Strike!
Featuring Philip Bosco and Alison Fraser, a one-hour radio documentary about the 1926 woolen workers strike in Passaic. A co-production of the New Jersey Historical Commission and NJN Public Radio, 2006. http://www.talkinghistory.org/cohen.html
Excerpt on the Paterson Silk Strike
(Streaming Video)
www.nj-history.org
Click on "Enter"
Click on "Progressive Era"
Click on "Silk Strike"
Click on "Video-Silk Strike"
Documents
New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guides
Program 8, Technology in the Garden
David Steven Cohen. Trenton: NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2004.
John Reed, "The War in Paterson", pp. 111-112
Bill Haywood Remembers the 1913 Paterson Strike
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/Period_4/haywood.htm
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Remembers the Paterson Strike of 1913
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/Period_4/flynn.htm
Words That Make New Jersey History
Edited by Howard L. Green. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995.
The Workingmen's Union of Trenton (1858), pp. 132- 134
A Vision of Industrial Harmony, Newark (1872), pp. 163-164
Child Labor (1884), pp. 165-167
Conditions at Oxford Furnace (1892), pp. 168-169
The Paterson Silk Mills(1913), pp. 191-193
Race and the Labor Movement (1923), pp. 211-214
Online Lectures
Technology in the Garden
Program 8 in the New Jersey Legacy televisions series.
A co-production of NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2003
Seabrook at War
Narrated by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., a one-hour radio documentary, contains a segment on the 1934 strike at Seabrook Farms.
A co-production of the New Jersey Historical Commission and public radio station WWFM, 1995. (Real Audio). http://www.talkinghistory.org/cohen.html
Passaic on Strike!
Featuring Philip Bosco and Alison Fraser, a one-hour radio documentary about the 1926 woolen workers strike in Passaic.
A co-production of the New Jersey Historical Commission and NJN Public Radio, 2006. http://www.talkinghistory.org/cohen.html
Excerpt on the Paterson Silk Strike
(Streaming Video)
www.nj-history.org
Click on "Enter"
Click on "Progressive Era"
Click on "Silk Strike"
Click on "Video-Silk Strike"
Internet Sites
New Jersey History Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
Click on "Enter"
Click on "Progressive Era"
Click on "Silk Strike"