Robert Kennedy's  United States History Class

Subtitle

The Labor Movement 1860s-1955

Task:

In a 6-10 paragraph essay, respond to the following.  Be sure to include in your discussion all the of the Learning Objectives.

Essay Prompt:

Discuss the division within the labor movement and the development of organized labor from the 1860's to the 1950's, and show how this double standard led to industrial conflict.  Be sure to incorporate in your essay AT LEAST three of the songs below.  What issues were the songs addressing (be specific).  Referring to the lecture on Social Darwinism or the Labor Movement what historical factors were underlining the issues the songs are highlighting.  

Great Union and Labor Songs

View, listen and contemplate AT LEAST three of the songs below.  What issues were the songs addressing (be specific).  Referring to the lecture on Social Darwinism or the Labor Movement what historical factors were underlining the issues the songs are highlighting.  

Woody Guthrie Ludlow Massacre

Utah Phillips,  The Most Dangerous Woman

Pete Seeger, Solidarity Forever

Sweet Honey in the Rock, More Than a Paycheck

The Clash, Career Opportunities

Tennessee Ernie Ford, Sixteen Tons

Judy Collins, Bread and Roses

 Dolly Parton, 9 to 5

Woody Guthrie, Union Burying Ground

Phil Ochs, The Ballad of Joe Hill

Hazel Dickens, Fire in the Hole

Gil Scott-Heron, Three Miles Down