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Background Essay on Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl
This essay explains the significance of young female immigrants in the labor upheavals that helped define the Progressive Era.
Item Type: Article/Essay
Active Viewing: Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl
In this activity, students watch the documentary Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl in sections, with documents and exercises designed to support and reinforce the film's key concepts: workers challenging the effects of industrial capitalism, the [...]
Tags: Active Viewing, Common Core Reading, Group Work, Italian Immigration, Jewish Immigration, Progressivism
Item Type: Teaching Activity
"Tenement, New York City, 1910"
This photograph by Lewis Hine was taken in a New York City tenement in 1910. Hine was a documentary photographer who frequently turned his lens to the plight of immigrants, workers, and the poor. This family group, perhaps among the approximately [...]
Item Type: Photograph