posts from the year2015

Gary Cappy, 1952-2015

by on November 17, 2015

I am sad to report that Gary Cappy, of Grass Roots Press, which has printed the LAWCHA newsletter for many years has passed away. I just learned of the news, but Gary passed on August 29th, 2015.

Gary was a Pennsylvania native who attended West Virginia University.

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Working History Podcast: Religion’s Role in Organizing the South

by on November 7, 2015

SLSA’s latest Working History podcast, “Religion’s Role in Organizing the South,“ is available for listening on iTunes and SoundCloud. In the episode, Professor Kenneth Fones-Wolf of West Virginia University discusses his book co-authored with Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South, the role of religion in the CIO’s Operation Dixie, and provides perspective on the participation of faith communities in the modern labor movement.

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LAWCHA co-sponsorship at AHA, OAH, and Berks

by on November 2, 2015

If you would like to have LAWCHA co-sponsorship for a session at any of the conferences below, please send the information to our program committee (Jana Lipman, chair) at [email protected]. We welcome the opportunity to enhance the visibility of LAWCHA at other conferences, and our co-sponsorship can also sometimes help to make sure a worthy session is accepted when the competition is intense.

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Rosalyn Baxandall, 1939-2015

by on October 26, 2015

Rosalyn Baxandall, a feminist historian who was among the first to bring scholarly attention to the historical role of women in the workplace and to expand the meaning of “women’s work,” died on Tuesday night at her home in Manhattan. She was 76.

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