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Work in America - Archive Sources

locating primary and secondary sources about the history of work, with an emphasis on St. Louis area history

Finding Aids by Subject

This guide contains an overview of archive collections in the WU Libraries Department of Special Collections that include primary sources broadly related to to the topic of "Work in American History." Topics include the slave system, housework, farm labor, factory work, labor laws, organized labor, and issues of race and gender, among other topics.

Access collections at Special Collections, Olin Library 1st floor.  Click each title for more information:

Online Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

St. Louis

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