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LAWCHA Award Winners, 2015

by on May 25, 2015

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)


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
Historians).

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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.”

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Camille Guérin-Gonzales, 1945-2015

by on March 4, 2015

Camille Guérin-Gonzales, a founding member of LAWCHA, former board member, and one of the stalwarts of the LAWCHA Landmark Committee, whose work was instrumental in getting the Ludlow Massacre site declared a National Historic Landmark, has passed away.

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Former LAWCHA President Mike Honey publishes Sharecropper’s Troubadour: John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, and the African American Song Tradition

by on January 17, 2014

Descended from African American slaves, Native Americans, and white slaveowners, John Handcox was born at one of the hardest times and places to be black in America. Over the first few decades of the twentieth century, he survived attempted lynchings, floods, droughts, and the ravages of the Great Depression to organize black and white farmers alike on behalf of the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union.

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