In 1968, municipal sanitation workers angered by poor wages and dangerous working conditions . . .
Jane Berger is an assistant professor of history at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. She is the author of “‘A Lot Closer to What It Ought to Be’: Black Women and Public Sector Employment in Baltimore, 1950–1970,” in Life and Labor in the New New South (2012), edited by Robert Zieger, and “Uncommon Schools: Institutionalizing Deafness in Early Nineteenth-Century America,” in Foucault and the Government of Disability (2005), edited by Shelley Tremain. She is currently completing a book on the historical causes of late 20th-century urban poverty in the United States.