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Welcome to the California Labor History Map website, which enables users to explore, by location, date, or text search, over 1200 key events in the state’s labor history that have affected the lives of working people. Detailed short essays describe the larger historical context surrounding many of these events.

Please click here, or on the map below, to enter this interactive Website. The Help button in the upper right-hand corner provides detailed information on how to navigate. You may first need to download Shockwave, which is available here at no charge.

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A number of people and institutions have partnered to create this unique historical, cartographical and web-based project. Please see Acknowledgements. Additional sources of information, both web-based and bibliographic, are listed here; these and many more can be found at your local library.

An exhibit in the California State Capitol featured the printed California Labor History Map with photographs and posters illustrating 11 important labor history events involving state government.

If you find that the California Labor History Map opens in a window too large or small for comfortable viewing on your computer monitor’s screen, please click here for help in setting the resolution of your display.

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