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Shaun S. Nichols publishes article on labor progressivism in Washington state

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Shaun S. Nichols, an assistant professor of history, published “Harmonious Insurrections: ‘Labor Progressivism’ and Working-Class Power in Washington State, 1886–1919” in the May issue of Labor: Studies in Working-Class History. The article traces the blossoming of a thriving but now largely forgotten era of social democracy in the early 20th century United States, as American workers themselves pushed the individual states to enact some of the world’s first “welfare state” policies.