posts from the year2015

Working History: Black Women Convict Laborers in the New South

by on September 16, 2015

In this episode of the SLSA’s Working History podcast, Professor Talitha LeFlouria, a current fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia, discusses her book, Chained in Silence, and the lives, labors and legacies of incarcerated black women and the convict lease system in the early 20th century South.

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(Updated) Patrick S. O’Donnell, The World of Work and Labor Law: A Bibliography

by on September 8, 2015

Patrick S. O’Donnell has updated his monumental bibliography on the labor movement to account for the year 2015. “This bibliography,” writes the author, “contains a number of titles dealing with “workers,” the “world of work” generally, and “labor law” in particular, so as to account for some of the more compelling reasons we should assiduously attend to the complex economic and moral questions (the former often including some of the latter) regarding the labor, working conditions, and leisure time of working people.”

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Labor 12.3 (September, 2015)

by on August 31, 2015

In This Issue

Editors’ Introduction

The Common Verse

  • Susan Eisenberg, “Introductions


  • Naomi R. Williams, “Working Together for Economic Justice

Up for Debate

  • Eric Arnesen, “Introduction”

    In 1965, the US Congress passed, and President Lyndon B.

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Martel Montgomery, 1931 – 2015

by on August 30, 2015

Martel Wilcher Montgomery, beloved wife and partner in life of David Montgomery, passed away on June 3, 2015 at the Crosslands Community in Kennett Square, PA, where she and David had made their home since leaving New Haven. Her sons, Claude and Ed, organized a celebration of her life that brought together family and friends on June 8 for music, poetry, and shared remembrances of a life well lived.

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David Montgomery, 1927 – 2011

by on August 30, 2015

David Montgomery has had and will continue to have an incalculable impact on the historical study of workers’ lives, aspirations and struggles in the U.S. and worldwide. He brought to his scholarship a perspective honed through years of his own trade union and political activism.

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