Julie Greene

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Julie Greene is a historian of United States labor, immigration, and empire. She is a Professor of History at the University of Maryland and President of LAWCHA.

Writing History with Working People as Central Actors

by on December 20, 2018

The project was imbued with E. P Thompson’s vision of class as a historical relationship, and of course there was his iconic statement in his book, The Making of the English Working Class: “class happens when some men, as a result of common experiences…, feel and articulate the identity of their interests as between themselves and as against other men whose interests are different from theirs…”

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The AHA and the Chicago Hotel Strike

by on October 20, 2018

On Sept. 7 UNITE HERE began a strike against 25 hotels in Chicago. The demands focused on year round health insurance and other benefits. Six thousand workers were involved and it was reportedly the first in Chicago to involve all hotel service workers, from housekeepers to bellmen, doormen, dishwashers, and others.

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“Bad Dudes”: Immigrants, Illegality, and Human Rights

by on February 27, 2017

By sweepingly associating immigrants who overstayed their visa or crossed the border improperly with criminal activity, the President built upon a long tradition in U.S. political culture. Indeed, although his policies represent a major shift, they were made possible by a consistent strategy deployed since the 1970s to portray unauthorized immigration as criminal.

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