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PART ONE - GUILDS AND THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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Published on Dec 17, 2016

This is Part One of six segments comprising an overview of labor union history in the United States. This episode spans developments from the Middle Ages to the American civil war. (Length 9:45)

Topics include:
Craft guilds in Europe
The Industrial Revolution in England and America
Child labor
Changes in agriculture
Early attempts to form unions
The Lowell strikes
The use of the courts to fight against unions.

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