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Teaching the American Twenties: Exploring the Decade through Literature and Art

Capital and Labor

Photograph of garment factory

Eugene O. Goldbeck
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Before industrial unions like the I.W.W. were formed, people were unionized according to their skills. In one shop or factory, many separate unions could co-exist. The industrial union movement sought to give solidarity to all workers within each industry. Eugene O. Goldbeck photographed workers in a garment factory in San Antonio, Texas in 1919.

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