Labor, Law, and Progressive Activism37th Annual North American Labor History Conference

October 22-24, 2015
Detroit, Michigan, United States

The program of the 37th annual North American Labor History Conference is available at

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 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]

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