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Harvey O'Connor

Harvey O'Connor (1897–1987) was a seminal radical journalist and labor historian who documented the lives of both rich and poor in America. His early work exposed the greed of the depression-era "robber barons" in books such as Mellon's Millions. He was equally committed to documenting workers' struggle, and was sentenced for contempt for defying McCarthyism's witch-hunt of the 1950s.