Sea Shanties and the Pleasure of Work
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Kathy Newman tries to figure out why this 200-year-old genre is suddenly so popular, and Drunk History’s version of the 1886 Haymarket Riot. On today’s Labor History in 2: The Historic ‘34 West Coast Maritime Strike Begins. Thanks to the Working Class Perspectives blog, Comedy Central’s Drunk History show and The Haymarket Squares.

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