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LAWCHA Member Cindy Hahamovitch Wins 2012 Taft Prize

by on May 15, 2012

Based on extensive research in archival collections and oral history interviews across national and imperial borders, Cindy Hahamovitch offers an incisive and expansive history of Jamaican “guestworkers” in the United States since World War II. Revealing the intricate dynamics between local and global contexts and between individual aspirations and corporate demands, Hahamovitch’s engrossing interpretation stands as a cautionary tale of how state regulation of labor migration produced working conditions detrimental to all workers, especially to guestworkers subjected to a permanent state of deportability.

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LAWCHA at the OAH, (April 18-22)

by on April 18, 2012

LAWCHA is at the OAH this year. Read below for the list of panels and events hosted by or co-sponsored by LAWCHA.

Key events:

  • Plenary “Remembering David Montgomery” on Friday afternoon, 3-4:30 pm
  • Friday Evening Reception 7-9 pm (co-sponsored by LAWCHA and the Wisconsin Labor History Society)
  • Annual Meeting, Saturday, 12-1:30 pm
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