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Alice Kessler-Harris wins Sol Stetin Award for Labor History

by on April 15, 2016

We are proud to announce that former LAWCHA President Alice Kessler-Harris has been awarded the 2016 Sol Stetin Award for Labor History.

Born into an Eastern European immigrant family living in war-time Great Britain, Alice Kessler-Harris played a foundational role in shaping the field of women’s labor history.

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LAWCHA Election Results

by on February 25, 2016

The Elections Committee has reported the results of the annual election to the Executive Committee, and we are very pleased to announce the results.

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Remembering Martel Montgomery, 1931-2015

by on June 29, 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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LAWCHA Award Winners, 2015

by on May 25, 2015
Sven BeckertSven Beckert

Philip Taft Labor History Book Award for the best book in American labor and working-class history (awarded jointly by Cornell University ILR School).

Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Knopf)

Chantal NorrgardChantal Norrgard

David Montgomery Book Award for the best book on a topic in American labor and working-class history (awarded jointly with the Organization of American

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Suellen Hoy wins 2014 Harry E. Pratt Award

by on April 29, 2015

We are pleased to pass along that LAWCHA member Suellen Hoy has won 2014’s Harry E. Pratt Award for the best article in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Her article is entitled, “Chicago Working Women’s Struggle for a Shorter Day, 1908-1911.” It was published in spring 2014 and is available on JSTOR.

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