This edition: Joshua Freeman, Professor of History, Queens College/CUNY, and prominent labor historianTweet
Original tape date: June 29, 2010.
They were the postwar working class of New York. Joining Doug in this episode is their chronicler, Joshua Freeman. Joshua is professor of history at Queens College. He is the author of “In Transit: The Transport Workers Union in NYC, 1933-1936” and co-author of “Who Built America.” The “dean of New York labor historians” Prof. Freeman is a frequent commentator on organized labor and union politics. Prof. Freeman runs the new MA program in Labor Studies at the Murphy Center, CUNY. Ten years ago, Prof. Freeman published the award-winning social and labor history, “Working Class New York: Life and Labor Since World War II.” Doug and Prof. Freeman look over the postwar NY working class survey - what's happened to NY and its working class over the decade since the book was published - and take a look forward at possible and desirable futures.