2009-2010 Newberry Seminar in Labor History

2009-2010 Seminars

Friday, September 25, 2009
“ ‘Perplexities Enough’: The Bodies and Minds of Working Class Women” Caroline Merithew, University of Dayton
Friday, October 9, 2009
“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
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
“ ‘For All Those Bending Years’: IRCA, the Dog War, and the Campaign to Turn International Temps into Immigrants”Cindy Hahamovitch, College of William and MaryCommentators:  Nancy MacLean, Northwestern University, and Will Jones, University of Wisconsin—Madison
Friday, February 5, 2010
“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
“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 WashingtonCommentators:  Edmund Wehrle, Eastern Illinois University, and John Rosen, University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, May 7, 2010
“The War of the Monkey Jackets: Anglo-American Trade, Cheap Goods, and the Panic of 1819” Scott Nelson, College of William and MaryCommentators:  Bruce Levine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and James Schmidt, Northern Illinois University