Against the Grain

Archie Green

Archie Green may be best known for almost singlehandedly pressuring the government to create the American Folklife Center, but Sean Burns argues he was one of this country’s foremost intellectuals on the left. Burns, who has written the definitive study of the labor historian and folklorist, discusses Green’s political formation on San Francisco’s docks and his contributions to our understandings of work and culture.

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