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  • LAWCHA Pandemic Book Talk :Alexandra Finley, An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women, Work, and America’s Domestic Slave Trade

    January 21, 7pm (EST)
    via Zoom

    LAWCHA’s Pandemic Book Talks feature talks by LAWCHA members whose books launched in the midst of (or just before) the pandemic. Book talks feature a presentation and a discussion. Join us on January 21, 2021 for Alexandra Finley, An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women, Work, and America’s Domestic Slave Trade. Through the personal histories of four enslaved women, Finley explores the intangible costs of the slave market, moving beyond ledgers, bills of sales, and statements of profit and loss to consider the often incalculable but nevertheless invaluable place of women’s emotional, sexual, and domestic labor in the economy. The details of these women’s lives reveal the complex intersections of economy, race, and family at the heart of antebellum society. Join us at 7pm (EST) on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Please register here in advance and join us via Zoom. 

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  • LAWCHA Pandemic Book Talk :Toni Gilpin, The Long Deep Grudge A Story of Big Capital, Radical Labor, and Class War in the American Heartland

    February 18, 2021
    via Zoom

    LAWCHA’s Pandemic Book Talks feature talks by LAWCHA members whose books launched in the midst of (or just before) the pandemic. Book talks feature a presentation and a discussion. Join us on February 18th for Toni Gilpin, The Long Deep Grudge A Story of Big Capital, Radical Labor, and Class War in the American Heartland. Join us at 7pm (EST) on Thursday, February 18th, 2021. Please register here in advance and join us via Zoom.

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  • Workers on the Front Lines :LAWCHA 2021 Annual Conference

    May 26-28, 2021
    Chicago, Illinois

    Because of the uncertainty caused by the global pandemic, LAWCHA has decided to move the 2021 Workers on the Front Lines conference to a virtual format. We hope that those who submitted a proposal will still participate. We are asking all panel organizers to let us know by November 30 if you or anyone on your panel wishes to withdraw your proposal. If we do not hear from you, we will assume that your entire panel still wishes to be considered for inclusion on the program. More details about the conference format will be announced as soon as possible. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. Be it in pandemics, natural disasters, industrial “accidents,” or wars, workers always have been and remain on the front lines.

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