Paterson, New Jersey:
America's Silk City--
After reading Paterson, New Jersey: America's Silk City, students
will know more about the causes and effects of a famous strike and how
it affected those who were involved in it. Students and educators who
want to know more will find much useful information on the World Wide
Paterson Friends of Great Falls
Visit the Paterson
Friends of Great Falls website as it contains a great deal of information
on the history of industry in Paterson, the Great Falls/S.U.M. Historic
District, and the silk strike. It also includes historic and current
photos and links to related sites. The site was created to encourage
the preservation of the National Historic Landmark District against
Library of Congress: American Memory Collection
Search the American
Memory Collection for various primary documents relating to labor
history, labor unions, the IWW, and more. Of particular interest is
an oral history with the Schagens about working in Paterson.
Industrial Workers of the World
The Walter Reuther Library website contains a short, well-written history of the IWW. It also includes cartoons and posters from the period and a bibliography.
ARTS is a virtual museum that gathers, identifies, and displays
images of the cultural artifacts of working people and their organizations.
Included on this website is called Solidarity
Forever: A Look at Wobbly Culture which includes cartoons, graphic
art, songs and poetry, evoking the vibrant folk culture of the IWW of
the early 20th century.
A Short History of American Labor
The State University of New York at Albany website includes a useful overview of labor history that helps put the Paterson strike in a national context.