How the popular press (i.e. LIFE magazine) portrays the labor movement from 1935-1947 (Wagner Act to Taft-Hartley Act) Does it correspond with historians’ narratives of the labor movement (secondary sources: Nelson Lichtenstein, Martin Glaberman…)
Use LIFE magazine (1935-1947) as primary sources. (these can be found via Google Books)
Topic – Popular messages and working class identity
Labor history/popular culture
Argument – three eras of popular press labor images. Use these primary sources to show how World War II deradicalized/weakened the labor movement.