Steven C. Beda

What the Seattle General Strike of 1919 can teach us about today's labor dispute activists

It shut down a major U.S. city, inspired a rock operaled to decades of labor unrest and provoked fears Russian Bolsheviks were trying to overthrow American capitalism. It was the Seattle General Strike of 1919, which began on Feb. 6 and lasted just five days.

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6 Charts That Illustrate the Divide Between Rural and Urban America

Editor’s note: We’ve all heard of the great divide between life in rural and urban America. But what are the factors that contribute to these differences? We asked sociologists, economists, geographers and historians to describe the divide from different angles. The data paint a richer and sometimes surprising picture of the U.S. today. The Conversation

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