Past Pandemic Book Talks

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February 18, 2021

Toni Gilpin, The Long Deep Grudge A Story of Big Capital, Radical Labor, and Class War in the American Heartland

View the book talk with Toni Gilpin here.

January 21, 2021

Alexandra Finley, An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women, Work, and America’s Domestic Slave Trade.

View the book talk with Alexandra Finley here.


December 17, 2020

Jarod Roll, Poor Man’s Fortune: White Working-Class Conservatism in American Metal Mining, 1850–1950

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November 19, 2020

Robert Chase, We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners’ Rights in Postwar America


October 15, 2020

Touré Reed, Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism

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September 17, 2020

Marjoleine Kars, Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast


August 20, 2020

Michael Goldfield, The Southern Key: Class, Race, and Radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s


July 16, 2020

Verónica Martínez-Matsuda, Migrant Citizenship: Race, Rights, and Reform in the Farm Labor Camp Program


June 18, 2020

Frank Stricker, American Unemployment: Past, Present, and Future