She posits that intellectualism should be reconsidered and provides a more inclusive and egalitarian definition of it: oan interest in, appreciation for, and engagement with learning, knowledge, deliberation, critical thinking, and inquiry.o She reviews the development of contemporary concepts of intellectualism and reexamines the literacy and learning practices of three non-elite sites of adult public education in the US through the perspective a broader definition: the 19th-century lyceum, a 20th-century labor college (Brookwood Labor College
), and a 21st-century GED writing workshop.
He organized the Amalgamated Textile Workers of America and was appointed chair of Brookwood Labor College
. Under his leadership, Brookwood "anticipated" Antonio Gramsci's ideas of culture and hegemony a decade prior to the emergence of the Congress of Industrial Organizations and the cultural front.
Muste at the renowned Brookwood Labor College
in New York; traveled abroad to attend the International People's College in Elsinore, Denmark--all the while working closely with Randolph and the Sleeping Car Porters.
Muste's Brookwood Labor College
. FOR leaders also learned how to utilize the new mass-media avenues that wartime propaganda experts had pioneered.
One of these, Brookwood Labor College
, employed drama to realise the purpose of 'educating leaders for a new society', as part of the 'increasing interest of the trade union movement in popularising and dramatising labour's problems and achievements through such agencies as motion pictures, pageantry, and dramas'.
Some schools, like the Work People's College in Minnesota and Brookwood Labor College
in New York, simply ran their course.
McComb hints at differences in her reference to the American Youth Congress's mid-decade assertion of the right to "steady employment at adequate wages."  But how might her story change if students from Brookwood Labor College
or the Rand School were thrown into the mix?