posts categorized asLAWCHA
Saturday, April 21, 2012, LAWCHA luncheon (at OAH-Milwaukee Hilton City Center). Meeting called to order at 12:30 p.m. by President Shel Stromquist.
- Report by outgoing president Kimberley Phillips: LAWCHA, in this past year of challenges to public-sector unionism, has heightened its scholar-activist profile, and will continue this work.
CALL FOR PAPERS: “Rights, Solidarity and Justice: Working People Organizing, Past and Present” LAWCHA National Conference, June 6-8, 2013, New York City.Read more →
In late April the annual conference of the Organization of American Historians convened in Milwaukee with a program that, thanks to the inspiration of Alice Kessler Harris and the hard work of the OAH program committee and its co-chair Nancy MacLean, gave extraordinary attention to recent developments and current issues in labor and working-class history.Read more →
Labor proudly presents its biennial Best Article Award, including a $1000 stipend, to William P. Jones for the “The Unknown Origins of the March on Washington: Civil Rights Politics and the Black Working Class” [vol. 7, # 3, 2010]. The journal’s Editorial Committee (Julie Greene, Nelson Lichtenstein, Joseph McCartin, Scott Nelson, Jocelyn Olcott, and Shelton Stromquist) weighed many serious contenders before reaching its final decision.Read more →
Save the date: June 6-8, 2013 in New York City, for the national conference of the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA.)Read more →
Based on extensive research in archival collections and oral history interviews across national and imperial borders, Cindy Hahamovitch offers an incisive and expansive history of Jamaican “guestworkers” in the United States since World War II. Revealing the intricate dynamics between local and global contexts and between individual aspirations and corporate demands, Hahamovitch’s engrossing interpretation stands as a cautionary tale of how state regulation of labor migration produced working conditions detrimental to all workers, especially to guestworkers subjected to a permanent state of deportability.Read more →
Marjorie Elizabeth Wood, LAWCHA’s 2012 Gutman Prize Winner, recently wrote an OpEd piece for the New York Times! The piece draws much from her dissertation, entitled, “Emancipating the Child Laborer: Children, Freedom, and the Moral Boundaries of the Market in the United States, 1853-1938.”Read more →
LAWCHA is at the OAH this year. Read below for the list of panels and events hosted by or co-sponsored by LAWCHA.
- Plenary “Remembering David Montgomery” on Friday afternoon, 3-4:30 pm
- Friday Evening Reception 7-9 pm (co-sponsored by LAWCHA and the Wisconsin Labor History Society)
- Annual Meeting, Saturday, 12-1:30 pm