The program of the 37th annual North American Labor History Conference is available at www.nalhc.wayne.edu.
Among the highlights of the conference are keynote addresses by Dana Frank (Honduras: The Empire in Real Time) and Christopher Tomlins (The Work of Death: Massacre and Retribution in Southampton, Virginia, August 1831). Steven High will give the Saturday luncheon address (Listening to the Post-Industrial City: Place-Based Storytelling and the Hipster Commodification of Misery).
Several book panels are also part of the conference: Jacob Zumoff’s The Communist International and U.S. Communism, 1919-29; Karen R. Miller’s Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit; Cedric de Leon’s The Origins of Right to Work: Anti-labor Democracy in 19th Century Chicago; Stacey Smith’s Freedom’s Frontier: California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction; and Christopher Tomlins’s Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865.
Plans also are afoot for a Saturday afternoon panel on “Labor and the Sanders Campaign.”
To register for the conference or make a hotel reservation, please visit www.nalhc.wayne.edu. Registering before October 1st locks in a significant saving, and the block of rooms reserved for conference attendees at the MotorCity Casino Hotel lasts until October 5th.
For further information, please contact Tom Klug, NALHC Coordinator, at [email protected]