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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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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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Remembering Al Young, by Leon Fink & Jesse Lemisch

by on November 16, 2012

Alfred F. Young, a pioneer of the “new labor history,” noted social historian of the early American nation, and a founding editor of Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, died on November 6, 2012 at age 87. Many know him from his passionate and original investigation of the lives of working people,

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