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Department of State

New Jersey Historical Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

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

“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).

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.

Excerpt on the Paterson Silk Strike
(Streaming Video)
The New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “Progressive Era
Select: “Silk Strike
Select: “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

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Remembers the Paterson Strike of 1913

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).

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.

Excerpt on the Paterson Silk Strike
(Streaming Video)
The New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “Progressive Era
Select: “Silk Strike
Select: “Video-Silk Strike

Internet Sites

The New Jersey History Partnership Project
Select: “Enter
Select: “Progressive Era
Select: “Silk Strike

 

 


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