2012-2013 Newberry Seminar in Labor History

2012-2013 Seminars

Friday, September 21, 2012
Labor History Seminar
Josef Barton, Northwestern University

“Edge of Endurance: Mexican Migrant Workers and the Making of a North American Working Class, 1880-1945”
Josef Barton, Northwestern University

Friday, October 26, 2012
Labor History Seminar
Katherine Turk, University of Texas at Dallas

“‘Machines Work, Secretaries Think’: Sex Equality Law, the Comparable Worth Movement, and the Problem of Skill in Postwar Office Work
Katherine Turk, University of Texas at Dallas

Friday, November 16, 2012
Labor History Seminar
Ron Schatz, Wesleyan University

“The National War Labor Board of World War II: A Re-Interpretation”
Ron Schatz, Wesleyan University

Friday, December 7, 2012
Labor History Seminar
Liesl Orenic, Dominican University

“The Base of the Empire: Chicago’s Teamsters Local 743 and Montgomery Ward”
Liesl Orenic, Dominican University

Saturday, February 2, 2013
Labor History Seminar
Labor History Seminar Synposium: Peter Cole, Western Illinois University and Alex Lichtenstein, Indiana University

“From the Hook to the Box: How Longshore Unions in the San Francisco Bay Area and Durban Survived the Container”
Peter Cole, Western Illinois University

Friday, February 22, 2013
Labor History Seminar
Michael Thompson, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

“’This very troublesome business’: The Struggle for Control of Charleston’s Waterfront Workforce”
Michael Thompson
, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Friday, March 22, 2013
Labor History Seminar
Eric Arnesen, George Washington University

“A. Philip Randolph & the World: The Politics of Black Anticolonialism, Antifascism, & Anticommunism”
Eric Arnesen, George Washington University

Friday, April 19, 2013
Labor History Seminar
Jana Lipman, Tulane University
CANCELLED

“’A Precedent Worth Setting’: The U.S. Military and Humanitarian Operations”
Jana Lipman, Tulane University