Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Newberry Library labor history talks (Chicago)

This is a good seminar series, and while it's too far for me to drive to on a regular basis, thought I'd pass it on to any adventurous students.

The Newberry Library Seminar in Labor History

Co-Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northern Illinois University, and the Labor and Working Class History Association

Schedule 2004-2005
Fridays 3:00-5:00pm, The Newberry Library

October 15, 2004
Prostitution Blues: Black Women's Sex Work as a Musical Theme, 1920-1940
Cynthia Blair, University of Illinois at Chicago

November 12, 2004
Factories for Turning Out Criminals: Convict Labor, Torture, and the Invisible World of Prison Punishment in New York, 1860-1900
Timothy J. Gilfoyle, Loyola University Chicago

December 10, 2004
Sex and the Motor City: The Bachelor Culture of Detroit Auto Workers, 1920s-1930s
Steve Meyer, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

January 21, 2005
The World that Trade Built: International Worker Rights in a Globalizing World, 1959-1999
John French, Duke University

February 18, 2005
On a Wing and a Prayer: Organizing on the Airlines
Liesl Orenic, Dominican University

April 15, 2005
Big Labor's Golden Age?: Labor-Management Conflict and Class Politics in the 1950s Midwestern Heartland
David Anderson, Louisiana Tech University

May 13, 2005
Crossing Over: Mexican Labor and the Color Line in 1920s Chicago
Anne M. Martinez, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Scholl Center seminars present scholars' works-in-progress. All papers are pre-circulated. If you plan to attend, you may receive a paper by sending an e-mail message to, or by calling 312.255.3524.

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