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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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OAH Announces David Montgomery Book Award Fund — Donate Today

by on August 16, 2012

David Montgomery, former president of the Organization of American Historians (1999–2000), passed away in December 2011. David was the Farnam Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, and a leading figure in the modern field of labor and working-class history. He was also the tireless mentor to a generation of graduate students, first at the University of Pittsburgh and then at Yale.

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Will Jones Wins Labor’s Best Article Award

by on May 22, 2012

Labor proudly presents its biennial Best Article Award, including a $1000 stipend, to William P. Jones for the “The Unknown Origins of the March on Washington: Civil Rights Politics and the Black Working Class” [vol. 7, # 3, 2010]. The journal’s Editorial Committee (Julie Greene, Nelson Lichtenstein, Joseph McCartin, Scott Nelson, Jocelyn Olcott, and Shelton Stromquist) weighed many serious contenders before reaching its final decision.

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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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