LAWCHA 2019 Conference
Durham, North Carolina

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Workers on the Move, Workers’ Movements

LAWCHA 2019 Conference
Durham, North Carolina
May 30-June 1, 2019

Labor, migration, and organizing have frequently coalesced. In 2019 LAWCHA seeks presentations that examine how these phenomena have interacted across time and space.
  • 40th Annual North American Labor History Conference

    October 18-20, 2018
    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

    The Program Committee of the North American Labor History Conference (NALHC), an international conference with a global perspective on labor and working-class history, invites proposals for case studies, project demonstrations, papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops on the theme Labor and History in the 21st Century for our fortieth anniversary annual meeting.

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  • Forty Years of the Working Class in American History Series :Looking Forward and Back

    Saturday, October 27, 11am
    The Newberry, Chicago, Illinois

    Includes labor historians, Leon Fink, editor of Labor: Studies in Working Class History, former LAWCHA board members, LAWCHA president Julie Greene, Gutman Prize winner Jessica Wilkerson, and many others.

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  • Workers on the Move, Workers’ Movements :LAWCHA 2019 Conference

    May 30-June 1, 2019
    Duke University, Durham, NC

    The Labor and Working-­‐Class History Association, an organization of scholars, teachers, students, labor educators and activists, welcomes proposals for the 2019 LAWCHA conference at Duke University in Durham, NC, May 30-­June 1. The conference theme will be Workers on the Move, Workers’ Movements.

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Working-Class Politics and The Foremen Problem

In a recent unpublished paper, Larry Bartels (author of Unequal Democracy) and Kathrine Cramer (author of The Politics of Resentment), reported a finding sure to surprise many who have been blaming “the white working class” for the election of Trump: “Contrary to much recent speculation regarding the political impact of long-term income stagnation, we find a strong correlation between upward economic mobility and increasingly conservative economic and political views.” Go figure. Read more →

October 8th, 2018