2009-2010 Newberry Seminar in Labor History

2009-2010 Seminars

Friday, September 25, 2009
Labor History Seminar: Caroline Merithew, University of Dayton

“ ‘Perplexities Enough’: The Bodies and Minds of Working Class Women”
Caroline Merithew, University of Dayton

Friday, October 9, 2009
Labor History Seminar: Ann Keating, North Central College

“Chicago Traders and Transnational Labor During the Long War for the West”
Ann Keating, North Central College
Commentators:  Fred Hoxie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Joe Bigott, Purdue University Calumet

Saturday, November 14, 2009
Labor History Seminar: Lawrence Glickman, University of South Carolina

Saturday Symposium: Consumers—The Unknown Social Movement Debating Lawrence Glickman’s, Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America (University of Chicago Press, 2009)
Featuring author Lawrence Glickman, University of South Carolina

Friday, December 11, 2009
Labor History Seminar: Cinday Hahamovitch, College of William and Mary

“ ‘For All Those Bending Years’: IRCA, the Dog War, and the Campaign to Turn International Temps into Immigrants
Cindy Hahamovitch, College of William and Mary
Commentators:  Nancy MacLean, Northwestern University, and Will Jones, University of Wisconsin—Madison

Friday, February 5, 2010
Labor History Seminar: Timothy Cain, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Why They Were Members of a Teachers Union: College Faculty and the AFT”
Timothy Cain, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Commentators:  Lisa Philips, Indiana State University and Joe Berry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Friday, March 12, 2010
Labor History Seminar: Jess Rigelhaupt, University of Mary Washington

“Unionism and Civil Rights in the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU): Bridging Activism from the 1940s to the 1960s in the San Francisco Bay Area”
Jess Rigelhaupt, University of Mary Washington
Commentators:  Edmund Wehrle, Eastern Illinois University, and John Rosen, University of Illinois at Chicago

Friday, May 7, 2010
Labor History Seminar: Scott Nelson, College of William and Mary

“The War of the Monkey Jackets: Anglo-American Trade, Cheap Goods, and the Panic of 1819”
Scott Nelson, College of William and Mary
Commentators:  Bruce Levine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and James Schmidt, Northern Illinois University