The Painful History of Injury in the Workplace

In the latest instalment of Working People, author Nate Holdren discusses his new book, ‘Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era.’

Maximillian Alvarez

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We will be back to our regular Working People schedule next week. Until then, to tide y’all over, and to celebrate his book recently receiving Honorable Mention for the Merle Curti Intellectual History Award, we’re unlocking our bonus episode conversation with historian Nate Holdren. We talk with Nate about his latest book, Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era, and about what exactly people lose when they are injured at work. (C/W: some descriptions of workplace injuries.) 

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Maximillian Alvarez is editor-in-chief at the Real News Network and host of the podcast Working People, available at InThe​se​Times​.com. He is also the author of The Work of Living: Working People Talk About Their Lives and the Year the World Broke.

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