2008-2009 Newberry Seminar in Labor History

2008-2009 Seminars

Friday, October 10, 2008
Labor History Seminar: Colleen Doody, DePaul University

“’The Factions Guiding the CIO are Red and They Hope to Take the Blue and White Out of the Color of Our Flag’: Detroit Labor and Anticommunism”
Colleen Doody, DePaul University

Friday, November 14, 2008
Labor History Seminar: Dave Burns, Northern Illinois University

“Heretical Tendencies in the Kingdom of God: Radical Christian Intellectuals and the Ideological Boundaries of the Social Gospel”
Dave Burns, Northern Illinois University

Saturday, December 13, 2008
Labor History Seminar, New Book Symposium: Thomas Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania

The North as a Civil Rights Battleground: Debating Thomas Sugrue’s Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North
Featuring author Thomas Sugrue, Univesity of Pennsylvania

Friday, January 9, 2009
Labor History Seminar: Michael J. Kramer, Northwestern University

“A Labor History of Hippies: The KMPX and Wild West Festival Strikes and Countercultural Workers in Late Sixties San Francisco”
Michael J. Kramer, Northwestern University

Thursday, January 15, 2009
Labor History Seminar: Chad Pearson, University of Alabama

Not Right: Progressive Era Liberals and Open Shoppery
Chad Pearson, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Commentators: Shelton Stromquist, University of Iowa, and Rosemary Feuer, Northern Illinois University

Friday, March 13, 2009
Labor History Seminar: Erik S. Gellman, Roosevelt University

“In the Driver’s Seat: Black Power Unionism and Chicago’s Bus Drivers”
Erik S. Gellman, Roosevelt University

Friday, April 17, 2009
Labor History Seminar: Thomas Jessen Adams, University of Chicago

“Immigration Politics, Service Labor and the Problem of the Undocumented Worker in 1970s Los Angeles”
Thomas Jessen Adams, University of Chicago

Friday, May 8, 2009
Labor History Seminar: James Barrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Rethinking the Popular Front”
James Barrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign