ERIC Number: EJ452258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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America's Labor Day: The Dilemma of a Workers' Celebration.
Kazin, Michael; Ross, Steven J.
Journal of American History, v78 n4 p1294-1323 Mar 1992
Describes the history of Labor Day and its development from social movement to casual holiday. Emphasizes the inherent conflict in trying to arouse positive public opinion while providing organization for workers. Focuses on celebrations in New York (NY), San Francisco (CA), Los Angeles (CA), and Atlanta (GA). Divides the historical development into five periods. (DK)
Descriptors: Activism, Capitalism, Holidays, Immigrants, Industrialization, Labor Demands, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Laborers, Marxism, Mass Media Role, News Media, Patriotism, Political Socialization, Public Opinion, Radio, Revolution, Social History, Socialism, Strikes, Union Members, Unions, Working Class, Working Hours
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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