2007-2008 Newberry Seminar in Labor History

2007-2008 Seminars

Friday, September 21, 2007
Labor History Seminar: Jennifer Luff, University of California at Los Angeles

“Bulwark Against Radicalism: Labor Conservatives in World War I”
Jennifer Luff, University of California at Los Angeles

Friday, October 26, 2007
Labor History Seminar: Kathryn Oberdeck, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“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
Labor History Seminar: Marc Rodriguez, Notre Dame University

“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
Labor History Seminar, New Book Symposium: Melvin Ely

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 War
Featuring author Melvin Ely

Friday, January 18, 2008
Labor History Seminar: Dennis Deslippe, Franklin & Marshall College

“ ‘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
Labor History Seminar: Molly Hudgens, University of Chicago

“ ‘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
Labor History Seminar: Jeffrey Helgeson, University of Illinois at Chicago

“ ‘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
Labor History Seminar: S. Paul O’Hara, Xavier University

“Working-Class Utopia: Work, Masculinity, and Vice in Post-war Gary, Indiana”
S. Paul O’Hara, Xavier University