The story of one of the largest working class rebellions in American history. 300,000 workers participated in North America’s largest general strike to that date, radio stations were seized, factories were occupied, and entire towns were brought under workers’ control, and it won important gains.
Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China presents a rogues’ gallery of treacherous regicides, impious monks, cutthroat underlings, ill-bred offspring, and disloyal officials. It plumbs the dark matter of the human condition, placing front and center transgressive individuals and groups traditionally demonized by Confucian annalists and largely shunned by modern scholars. The work endeavors to apprehend the actions and motivations of these men and women, whose conduct deviated from normative social, cultural, and religious expectations.
A sweeping work of original scholarship, Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan examines the daily lives of Japan’s hinmin (poor people), particularly urban slum-dwellers, in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
“Indian school”, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1908.
The Boston Massacre (above). On more than thirty occasions between 1776 and 1779, American men and women gathered in crowds to confront hoarding merchants, intimidate “unreasonable” storekeepers, and seize scarce commodities ranging from sugar to tea to bread.
Social work education at Eastern began in 1959 when a social work major was added by the Department of Sociology. Later, the Department was renamed the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work with a major in each of the three disciplines.
Billboard along U.S. 99 behind which three destitute families of migrants are camped. Kern County, California. 1938.
In nineteenth-century Britain few cities could rival Liverpool for recorded drunkenness. Civic pride at Liverpool’s imperial influence was undercut by anxieties about social problems that could all be connected to alcohol, from sectarian unrest and prostitution in the city’s streets to child neglect and excess mortality in its slums.
Power through Testimony documents how survivors are remembering and reframing our understanding of residential schools in the wake of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), a forum for survivors, families, and communities to share their memories and stories with the Canadian public.
Adopted by the founding convention in Regina, Saskatchewan, July, 1933. The establishment of a commission composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, socially minded jurists and social workers, to deal with all matters pertaining to crime and punishment and the general administration of law, in order to humanize the law and to bring it into harmony with the needs of the people.
The Kinder Scout Mass Trespass Group, 1932.
Mrs Clitherow, Phrenological Chart, no date