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Frances Perkins’ Life of Service

Frances Perkins was the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet when she became the longest-serving Secretary of Labor in 1933. Her career changed the lives of every working American.

Eugene Debs, the Espionage Act, and the Election of 1920

Near the end of World War I, Eugene Debs delivered an anti-war speech in Ohio. Two weeks later, he was arrested and imprisoned for his words. In 1920, he ran for president from his prison cell, ultimately waging the most successful campaign by a socialist candidate in American history.

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The History of Minimum Wage in the United States

Millions of Americans struggle to make ends meet, working multiple jobs to make up for the fact that the federal minimum wage has not kept up with the rate of inflation. However, it hasn’t always been difficult to live off of a minimum wage job.

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New Database—Labor and Employment: The American Worker

Explore the plight and successes of America’s working class with HeinOnline’s Labor and Employment: The American Worker—an editorialized collection of 10,000+ titles that illuminate the history of labor conditions and employment law in the U.S.