2008-2009 Newberry Seminar in Labor History

2008-2009 Seminars

Friday, October 10, 2008
“’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
“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
The North as a Civil Rights Battleground: Debating Thomas Sugrue’s Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the NorthFeaturing author Thomas Sugrue, Univesity of Pennsylvania
Friday, January 9, 2009
“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
Not Right: Progressive Era Liberals and Open Shoppery Chad Pearson, University of Alabama in HuntsvilleCommentators: Shelton Stromquist, University of Iowa, and Rosemary Feuer, Northern Illinois University
Friday, March 13, 2009
“In the Driver’s Seat: Black Power Unionism and Chicago’s Bus Drivers”Erik S. Gellman, Roosevelt University
Friday, April 17, 2009
“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
“Rethinking the Popular Front” James Barrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign