Will robots steal our jobs? The humble loom suggests not. Two hundred years ago the Industrial Revolution came to America on the banks of the Charles River in Waltham, Mass., where in 1814, the Boston Manufacturing Company built the first integrated textile mill. The mill was the brainchild of Francis Cabot Lowell, a Harvard graduate […]
The Struggle For Workers Rights In The 1970s South In the 1970s, the small town of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina was dominated by the J.P. Stevens textile mills, which controlled many aspects of its workers’ lives. A coalition made up of workers from different races, genders and religious backgrounds came together and won the right to a […]
oupacademic: Wong was never “American” enough to allow her true star status, and in spite of her striking appearance and considerable talent, she was inevitably groomed by the industry to reinforce the image of the Asian woman as slave girl, Oriental siren, or dreaded “daughter of the dragon.” Anna May Wong is just one of […]
oralhistoryreview: In celebration of Veterans Day, we’re pleased to share a conversation between Oral History Review managing editor Troy Reeves and Dr. Robert P. Wettemann Jr., director of the US Air Force Academy Center for Oral History. A historian at heart, Wettemann shares his thoughts on the importance of preserving veterans’ stories, using oral history […]
In celebration of Veterans Day, we’re pleased to share a conversation between Oral History Review managing editor Troy Reeves and Dr. Robert P. Wettemann Jr., director of the US Air Force Academy Center for Oral History. A historian at heart, Wettemann shares his thoughts on the importance of preserving veterans’ stories, using oral history to […]
1txxLB94UGZBNmXBJXIF03 oupacademic: Michael J. Kramer, author of The Republic of Rock, has compiled a Spotify playlist of a few of the most influential songs of the modern American history and society. Learn more about his selections on the OUPblog.
indypendent-thinking: Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in 1916, travelling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor. The scooter was a birthday present from her husband, the journalist and Liberal politician Sir Henry Norman.
uncoralhistory: Today is the 56th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine — the brave high school students who desegregated Arkansas schools in 1957. Though Brown vs. Board of Education mandated that schools be desegregated, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus prevented the students from attending Little Rock Central High School until President Dwight Eisenhower intervened and sent National Guard […]
pag-asaharibon: The SaySay Project: Engaging the Filipino Community through Oral History “Hi, I’m Michael Nailat—originally from Oxnard, California and now living in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles.” So went the start of one video interview with Filipinos and Filipino-Americans, who stood in front of a camera as part of a storytelling initiative called the SaySay project, coordinated […]
uncoralhistory: uncoralhistory: “During my growing up time period, which would have been mainly the 60s and 70s, a huge women’s movement and yeah, I did feel a part of a big movement, which was a great feeling. I can remember one Christmas, my grandmother gave me this book that I wanted. It was a women’s, […]