• APRIL 9 - MAY 14
  • James E. Todd Building - UM Campus, Missoula
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    April 9, 2018 and May 14, 2018
  • Category: Classes/Workshops

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    April 9, 2018 and May 14, 2018
  • Mondays, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • $60.00
  • MOLLI Membership of $20 required to register for course.
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  • James E. Todd Building - UM Campus
  • 32 Campus Drive
  • Missoula, MT 59812
  • (406) 243-2905

Event Description

This course examines the writings of American working people, who, until recently, were considered too lowly and uneducated to be capable of producing literature. Their memoirs, essays, poems, and stories, now reorganized as deserving serious attention, recount travails of injustice, exploitation, resistance, work, love, and family. We will look, with a sympathetic eye, at how homesteaders, indentured workers, slaves, maids, miners, immigrants, factory workers, union organizers, soldiers, illegal aliens, Native Americans, and blue-collar workers of all kinds presented themselves in their own words. Understanding such people, we gain a fuller understanding of some contemporary social and political dynamics.

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