Welcome to H-Labor, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-labor is particularly interested in fostering international discussion and colaboration on labor history topics. It also recognizes that teaching the history of workers entails maintaining some knowledge of working people and their unions today.

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Camille Guérin-Gonzales, 1945-2015

Camille Guérin-Gonzales, activist and scholar of labor, working-class, latino/a, and immigration history, died February 24, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin.  We are all poorer for her loss.  A founding member of LAWCHA, she served on the LAWCHA Board, and was a stalwart member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Labor History Landmarks (aka "The Ludlow Committee") and was instrumental in getting the Ludlow Massacre site declared a National Historic Landmark.  A native of northern New Mexico who traced one branch of her family there back 17 generations, she brought the insistent historical voice of Latino

A HISTORY OF PENAL REGIMES IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, 1800-2014 (Harvard University, March 5-7, 2015)



Thursday March 5th -

Penal Knowledge, Reform and Comparative Regimes, 4:00-6:00pm


Chair: Caroline Elkins, Professor, Department of History and African and African American Studies

“Lemos Britto and Prison Reform in Brazil”

Marcos Bretas, Professor, Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil