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The union that grew up

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An informal portrait of the UAW

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America’s submerged class

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The migrants

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The pirates’ nest of New York

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The child reservoir of the South

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An altogether different strike

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The South has changed

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The girls of Elkton, Maryland

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Why Mrs. Lovelace did it

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Rebellion in the Cornbelt

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American farmers beat their plowshares into swords

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