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.Read more →
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Marjorie Elizabeth Wood, LAWCHA’s 2012 Gutman Prize Winner, recently wrote an OpEd piece for the New York Times! The piece draws much from her dissertation, entitled, “Emancipating the Child Laborer: Children, Freedom, and the Moral Boundaries of the Market in the United States, 1853-1938.”Read more →
LAWCHA is at the OAH this year. Read below for the list of panels and events hosted by or co-sponsored by LAWCHA.
- 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