Niagara Liberation Front: Program for Action, ca. 1970
The Roz Payne Sixties Archive is a free, web-based, educational archive of political artifacts from the 1960s-era, collected and saved over the years by activist, photographer and filmmaker, Roz Payne. The collection was digitized and curated by Dr. Patrick D. Jones, associate professor of History and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The project has been facilitated by and is housed at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at UNL. All materials included in the archive are put forth under the fair use doctrine.
Life Stripped of Humanity: Using the Buffalo Department Store Strike of 1913 as a Case Study of Abused Pre-World War I Female Department Store Workers, 2019
When one considers the movement of women into the labor force, images of Rosie the Riveter, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, or New England textile mills are often conjured. But many women entered the workforce through retail employment, seemingly a much better work environment. Considering awful workplace conditions, these retail women workers are often overlooked. This paper argues that pre-World War I era female department store workers were an abused class that suffered as much as many of their female contemporaries. The paper begins with a general discussion of women’s labor history up...