Commonwealth college was the longest lived and most notorious of the resident labor colleges operating during the 1920s 30s founded in 1923 at newllano cooperative colony in louisiana the school was modeled on the self maintenance characteristics of an abortive pre war experiment in social education ruskin college. Radical education in the rural south commonwealth college 1923 1940 william h cobb july 6 x 9 320 pages 43 illustrations isbn 0 8143 2773 7 cloth 3495s southern history labor studies an examination of commonwealth college a labor school in polk county arkansas. Commonwealth college 1923 1940 was started to recruit and train people to take the lead in socio economic reform and prepare them for unconventional roles in a new and different society an outgrowth of job harrimans new lano cooperative colony in louisiana in 1923 william zeuch james mcdonald and kate richards ohare joined with new lano to found the institute in 1923. The 1930s education for more information books berube maurice r teacher politics the influence of unions new york greenwood press 1988 bowen david j the struggle within race relations in the united states new york grosset and dunlap 1972 cobb william h radical education in the rural south commonwealth college 1923 1940. Commonwealth college was established in 1923 at the newllano cooperative colony near leesville louisiana to promote labor education and especially to educate leaders for the labor movement the college eventually closed in 1940 william h radical education in the rural south commonwealth college 1922 1940 detroit wayne state
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