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CFP: North American Labor History Conference DEADLINE EXTENDED to 5/20/16

DEADLINE EXTENSION for the Call for Papers for this year’s North American Labor History Conference (NALHC) 

New Deadline: May 20.

 Based on the submissions that have already come in, however, we have particular 
need for…

 A paper on post-1967 Detroit

 A paper on farmworker organizing, preferably in California

 A paper on state/employer repression of labor

 A paper on urban migrants in the late 19th century

 A paper on a contemporary labor struggle

DC Working Class History Seminar-Upcoming meeting Sat. May 21

The next DC Working Class History Seminar will meet on May 21st from 2-5pm to discuss the following papers with their authors:

Robyn Muncy (University of Maryland-College Park), “`Working Class’ in U.S. Political Culture, 1932-1984”


Ron Schatz (Wesleyan University), “When the Meek Began to Roar: The Taylor Committee Confronts Public Unions”

For information on location and to receive the papers, please email Cindy Hahamovitch at cxhaha@wm.edu.

New Articles of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following articles that may interest H-Labor list subscribers:

  • "Wobblies of the Partido Liberal Mexicano: Reenvisioning Internationalist and Transnational Movements through Mexican Lenses," by Devra Anne Weber.
  • "Grassroots Multiracialism: Imperial Valley Farm Labor and the Making of Popular Front California from Below," by Elizabeth E. Sine.

These articles can be accessed via the following links: 

Business History Conference (BHC) Prizes 2016

At the Business History Conference annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, March 31-April 2, 2014, officers announced the following recipients of BHC prizes and grants.


Harold F. Williamson Prize

The Harold Williamson Prize is awarded every two years to a mid-career scholar who has made significant contributions to the field of business history.


2016 recipient: Christopher McKenna, Oxford University



Hagley Prize