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Conflict and Compromise: Pittsburgh's Labor History

<p>This collection connects the 2018 National History Day theme of "Conflict and Compromise in History" to a selection of labor strikes that occurred in Western Pennsylvania. This region has a long history of labor strikes,  some of which led to successful negotiations, while others led to violence. The collection also includes information about the <em>Pittsburgh Survey</em> to illuminate the living and working conditions that were often the reasons that compelled workers to strike.</p> <p>These objects, images, and sources can be used to help form an idea for a project, provide a new angle on an existing project idea, or lead to new ways of including primary sources into NHD projects. The Heinz History Center blog features additional information about the <a href="" target="_blank" style="background-color:rgb(63,63,63);">Homestead Strike</a> and <a href="" target="_blank" style="background-color:rgb(63,63,63);">Railroad Strike</a> images.</p> <p>#NHD2018 #NHD</p>

CLO Steel Teacher Guide Resources

<p>Resources for the CLO Guide</p>

Caring for Community: Jewish Aid through Primary Sources

<p></p><p>This Learning Lab collection is drawn from the records of Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, the oldest Orthodox congregation in Pittsburgh. As with other synagogues, since its founding, the congregation has been the recipient of donations and has responded to appeals from Jewish organizations, here and abroad. Explore the work of aid organizations like HIAS through these primary sources so that students can better understand the role of community giving. </p>