America’s Century-Long Fight for a Fair Minimum Wage

The minimum wage used to be a living wage, but it’s not anymore

Billboard in West Virgina, 1937 (PD)

The Industrial Revolution created a sea change in the way people worked. For the first time in human history, the workers of the 1800s were selling their time rather than the products of their labor. Many workers found themselves working in sweatshop conditions for a…

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George Dillard

George Dillard

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Exploring the past to illuminate politics, the environment, and more. Also: worldhistoryfacts.com. Buy me a beverage: https://ko-fi.com/georgedillard