LAWCHA Award Winners, 2015

Sven Beckert
Sven Beckert

Philip Taft Labor History Book Award for the best book in American labor and working-class history (awarded jointly by Cornell University ILR School).

Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Knopf)


Chantal Norrgard
Chantal Norrgard

David Montgomery Book Award for the best book on a topic in American labor and working-class history (awarded jointly with the Organization of American
Historians).

Chantal Norrgard, Seasons of Change: Labor, Treaty Rights, and Ojibwe Nationhood (University of North Carolina Press)


Jessica Wilkerson
Jessica Wilkerson

Herbert G. Gutman Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in labor and working-class history.

Jessica Wilkerson, “Where Movements Meet: From the War on Poverty to Grassroots Feminism in the Appalachian South” (UNC-Chapel Hill, 2014)
Advisor: Jacquelyn Dowd Hall


Jacquelyn Dowd Hall
Jacquelyn Dowd Hall

Award for Distinguished Service to Labor and Working-Class History.

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Julia Cherry Spruill Professor Emerita, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill