The weather is finally cooling down enough that going outside almost sounds bearable. If you want to try a new sport, take up running, or just enjoy a leisurely walk in the park, we have some resources that can help keep you informed and (hopefully!) uninjured. If you aren’t sure what kind of risks there might be for concussions in a variety of contact sports, how to check the fit of running shoes, or whether or not you should stretch, learn more with these resources. As always, be sure to check with a doctor before beginning a new exercise regimen.
For Labor Day weekend, in addition to checking out Labor Neighbor Day and the UA Labor Day Arts Festival (check the “Related Links” for parking and festival info), you might also enjoy finding out a bit more about the origin of the holiday. We have many ebooks and databases that discuss the Labor Movement, from changes in laws and national feeling to specific clashes between corporations, police, Pinkertons, and unions. Check out our many history and biography resources to learn more:
Specific events, issues, and people:
- The Most Dangerous Woman in the World - American History
- Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency - American History
- The Ten-Hour Day - Annals of American History
- 1937 Memorial Day Massacre - Disasters and Tragic Events
- Testimony from the Haymarket Riot Trial - Disasters and Tragic Events