The far-right violence that Donald Trump has stoked has deep roots in US history. Kicking him from office won’t change that — but it would deal a blow to right-wing vigilantism.
Chad Pearson is a professor of history at Collin College and a contributor to the volume Private Security and the Modern State: Historical and Comparative Perspectives (Routledge 2020).
Why are unions so weak in the US? Because for well over a century, employers have used every tactic in the book to crush them.
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine's forebears aren't the New Deal's labor liberals. They're the Progressive Era's anti-union reformers.