Today Trish Kahle weighs in on our roundtable on Nate Holdren’s Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era, just published from Cambridge University Press. Holdren delves into the history of the emergence of workers’ compensation law in the United States.Read more →
posts and bio Trish Kahle
Trish Kahle is a historian of energy, work, and politics in the modern United States. Her current book project shows how coal miners after 1945 reimagined the rights and obligations of citizenship as flowing from and through the energy they produced on the job--energy which overwhelmingly went to generating the nation's electric power. Until recently she was Postdoctoral Social Sciences Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago, and this summer, she joined the faculty of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University Qatar.