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Janet Wells Greene

Janet Wells Greene is a Ph.D. candidate in American history at New York University. She recently completed a year as a Smithsonian Fellow at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., and is at work on her dissertation, “Camera Wars: Coal Miners and the Politics of Photography in the Truman Era.” Greene is an archivist at the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University. Her publications include Volume 1 of From Forge to Fast Food: Child Labor in New York State, From Colonial Times to the Civil War.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Janet Wells Greene." (Viewed on September 19, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/greene-janet>.

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