by Gabriel Winant
Historian Gabriel Winant reviews two recent books about the past and present of reactionary white working class politics and considers whether this tendency can be overcome.
SOURCE: New York Labor History
Historian Michael Koncewicz reviews a new book on the notorious "Hard Hat Riot," when a mob of construction workers and Wall Street traders attacked antiwar protesters; the incident remains a touchstone for thinking about the politics of class and the culture war.
SOURCE: Made By History at The Washington Post
by Brian Tochterman
As a vigilante film, “Joe” inaugurated a genre that exploded onto screens in the 1970s.
SOURCE: New York Times
Clyde Haberman reviews David Paul Kuhn's "The Hardhat Riot" which proves heated social divisions--stoked and exploited by politicians--are nothing new.
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