Read my feature article for American History Magazine on Art Babbitt and the Disney Strike, “Picket Lines in Paradise.” You’ll find it in the June 2017 issue of the magazine.
It has been a couple months since the issue hit the stands, giving, I hope, enough people a chance to go out and buy the issue themselves. Now, enjoy for free!
You’ll find exclusive research culled from various sources. A footnote list in the ish would have been an additional page and a half. I guess, well, you’ll just have to trust me on the sources. As a general rule for this project, I stick to sources from the 1930s and 1940s whenever I can. Memories from 30 or 40 years after the fact are just not as reliable as a courtroom testimony or a secretary’s transcription.
Stay tuned – more exciting stuff to come.