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Forty Years of the Working Class in American History Series: Looking Forward and Back

University of Illinois Press
Saturday, October 27, 2018

11 to 3pm

Labor History Seminar

Forty Years of the Working Class in American History Series: Looking Forward and Back / University of Illinois Press

Leon Fink, Moderator

11am to 12:30pm / University of Illinois Press Editors

Leon Fink retired as a distinguished professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His books include The Long Gilded Age: American Capitalism and the Promise of the New World Order. He is the founding editor of Labor: Studies in Working-Class History.

Julie Greene is a professor of history at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of The Canal Builders: Making America’s Empire at the Panama Canal. She is an editor for the Working Class in American History series.

Jim Barrett is a Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His books include History from the Bottom, Up: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in Working Class History and The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multi-Ethnic City. He is an editor for the Working Class in American History series.

Nelson Lichtenstein is MacArthur Foundation Professor in History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also directs the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy. His books include The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business, American Capitalism: Social Thought and Political Economy in the Twentieth Century, State of the Union: A Century of American Labor, and Walter Reuther: The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit. He is an editor for the Working Class in American History series.

1:30pm to 3pm / University of Illinois Press Authors

Jessica Wilkerson is an assistant professor of history and Southern studies at the University of Mississippi. To Live Here, You Have to Fight: How Women Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice is forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press.

Toby Higbie is a professor of history at UCLA. He is the author of Indispensable Outcasts: Hobo Workers and Community in the American Midwest, 1880-1930. His next book, Labor’s Mind: A History of Working-Class Intellectual Life, is forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press.

Joe William Trotter, Jr. is Giant Eagle Professor of History and director of the Center for African American Urban Studies and Economy (CAUSE) at Carnegie Mellon University. His books include Coal, Class, and Color: Blacks in Southern West Virginia, 1915-32 and Black Milwaukee: The Making of an Industrial Proletariat, 1915-45.

Lunch will be provided to all who RSVP to scholarlyseminars@newberry.org by October 19, 2018.

Cost and Registration Information 

This event is free. Please register to attend at scholarlyseminars@newberry.org by October 19, 2018.