Readership: Readers of Journal of American history; students and scholars of labor history and visual culture.
Carol Quirke, Assistant Professor of American Studies, SUNY College of Old Westbury, United States
Carol Quirke is Assistant Professor of American Studies at SUNY College of Old Westbury.
"Overall, the excellent contextual material, combined with a strong conceptual perspective, and a nuanced analysis of news images, makes Eyes on Labor a must-read for researchers interested in visual communication and/or labor history." - Bonnie Brennen, Journal of American Studies
Introduction: "The Central Instrument of Our Time"
1. "The Quick Nervousness of Pictures is a New Language:" Depicting Organized Labor Before Photojournalism
2. Consuming Labor: LIFE Magazine and Mass Production Unionism, 1936-1941
3. Bitter Kisses: Sit-down Strike at the Hershey Chocolate Corporation, April 1937
4. "Strike Photos are Star Witnesses:" Photographs and Newsreels of the Memorial Day Massacre, May 1937
5. Steel Labor and the United Steel Workers of America's Culture of Constraint, 1936-1950
6. "This Picture Shows What We Are Fighting For:" Rank and File Photography of New York City's Local 65, 1933-1953