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Professor Carr

Karen Eva Carr, PhD.
Assoc. Professor Emerita, History
Portland State University

Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

Professor Carr's PSU page

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For May Day, read about the history of working people all over the world, starting with ancient Egyptian farmers and wetnurses. How did farming push people into debt and slavery? Move on to ancient West Asian miners, Chinese silk-workers, and the Indian caste system. Read about African-American slavery, sugar plantations, and the Industrial Revolution. Then go march for May Day!