2007-2008 Newberry Seminar in Labor History

2007-2008 Seminars

Friday, September 21, 2007
“Bulwark Against Radicalism: Labor Conservatives in World War I” Jennifer Luff, University of California at Los Angeles
Friday, October 26, 2007
“Of Tubs and Toil: Locating Kohler Village in an Empire of Hygiene, 1920–2000” Kathryn Oberdeck, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Friday, December 7, 2007
“Youth Acculturation and Revolt in Mexican American South Texas: Understanding the Roots of Working-Class Ethnic Protest after 1960” Marc Rodriguez, Notre Dame University
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Rethinking Black Freedom in the Era of Slavery: The Challenge of Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s through the Civil WarFeaturing author Melvin Ely
Friday, January 18, 2008
“ ‘We Must Bring Together a New Coalition’: The Challenge of Working-Class White Ethnics to Color-Blind Conservatism in the 1970s” Dennis Deslippe, Franklin & Marshall College
Friday, February 15, 2008
“ ‘Bowlers First, Union Men Second’: The Politics of Race, Work, and Leisure in the UAW’s Campaign to Desegregate Bowling” Molly Hudgens, University of Chicago
Friday, March 14, 2008
“ ‘Will “our people” be any better off after this war?’: Spaces of Opportunity in Black Chicago, 1938–1947” Jeffrey Helgeson, University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, April 18, 2008
“Working-Class Utopia: Work, Masculinity, and Vice in Post-war Gary, Indiana” S. Paul O’Hara, Xavier University