Traditional history too often omits our social history: the anonymous biographies of the men and women who built this country. It is in their stories that we come to understand the intersection of Democracy and Capitalism by honoring those who suffered grave abuse and injustice in the pursuit of a better life for their families.
Well into the digital and disposable age, the end of physical and private objects is soon coming. Written letters, documents, paper photographs and hand made things all become vitally important evidence to creating an honest and more inclusive historical record.
Raw humanity speaks loudly from the very beginnings of Industrialization to those of us standing at its inevitable end. One voice can come to represent endless shared struggles and the race is on to uncover them.