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This lesson puts two primary sources in conversation with one another and encourages students to compare the authors’ perspectives on women in various industries in the late 19th century.
This 1911 photograph depicts workers, including two young children, picking shrimp in a cannery in Biloxi, Mississippi. Shrimp canneries often employed entire families, many of them immigrants, who worked peeling, cleaning, and cooking shrimp that [...]
Jaime Cruz immigrated to the United States in 1987 from Lima, Peru. In Peru, Cruz earned a mechanical engineering degree and worked as a merchant marine. When he arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cruz found it difficult to secure an engineering job, [...]