Monthly Archives: December 2006

When Did the Midwest Become the "Heartland"?

When I moved from Chicago to Champaign, Illinois, in the fall of 2005 I noticed the pervasive use of the term “heartland” in local businesses. There are banks, heating and cooling companies, burger shacks, etc., all with some version of … Continue reading

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The Genealogy of a Project

The Global Heartland project (GH, for short) has a complicated history. This blog is a late addition to something I have been working on for several years, a digital project with my old employer the Newberry Library. In the next … Continue reading

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Chicago Labor History Map Goes Online

A few years ago when I was still working at Chicago’s Newberry Library, I had the opportunity to help out with a project to create a labor history map of Chicago. This was coordinated by Leon Fink and drew on … Continue reading

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Teaching Globalization

tnc_score.JPGOriginally uploaded by Tobias Higbie. Yesterday I was up in Alsip, Illinois, at the IBEW Apprenticeship school to help out with our “Solidarity 101” program. This is a two-day crash course in Labor Studies taught by the Labor Education faculty. … Continue reading

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