Jo Ann E. Argersinger (PhD, George Washington University) is a professor of history at Southern Illinois University, where she teaches courses on World War II, the Cold War, and labor in the United States, including a history of women and work. She is the author of Making the Amalgamated: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in the Baltimore Clothing Industry (1999) and Toward a New Deal in Baltimore: People and Government in the Great Depression (1988). She is the coauthor of Twentieth-Century America: A Social and Political History (2005) and of The American Journey (Sixth Edition, 2010). She is currently writing a book on public housing and transnational perspectives, and her article entitled "Contested Visions of American Democracy: Citizenship, Public Housing, and the International Arena" is forthcoming in the Journal of Urban History. She will appear in a PBS documentary on the Triangle Fire, scheduled to air in March 2011, marking the hundredth anniversary of the fire.