Overall, the excellent contextual material, combined with a strong conceptual perspective, and a nuanced analysis of news images, makes Eyes on Labor a must-read for researchers interested in visual communication and/or labor history. Bonnie Brennen, Journal of American Studies
About the Author
Carol Quirke is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Suny Old Westbury. She has published essays and reviews in the American Quarterly, Reviews in American History, and New Labor Forum. She is a former community organizer, who worked on economic justice, immigrant rights, and public housing issues before receiving her Ph.D. in U.S. History. She has a close connection to the events described in Eyes on Labor-her grandfather was working in the Republic Steel mill when police shot strikers on Chicago's Southeast Side; her great-uncle was one of the 100 plus men, women and children who were shot by police in what is called the Memorial Day Massacre.