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.

Hagley History Hangout/New Episode Available

DuPont was in the fashion business. The industrial giant cultivated markets for its novel synthetic textiles, such as Rayon, by interfacing with the wider world of fashion. This process brought one Alexis Ureyvitch Sommaripa, later known as “The Mad Russian,” to prominence. This elegant, cultured man was born in the Russian Empire in Odessa, Ukraine, fled the revolution as a teenager, and migrated to the United States with the goal to become “a rich American.” From there, his path led him through Harvard, Alabama, Lowell, Buffalo, to New York City.

Call for Papers: South Asia Global History Network (SAGHN) 1st Annual Workshop "Writing Global History: Perspectives from Global South"

South Asia Global History Network (SAGHN)

Writing Global History: Perspectives from Global South.

12th-14th January 2023 [Online event]

South Asia Global History Network (SAGHN) invites submissions for its 1st Annual Workshop "Writing Global History: Perspectives from Global South.

Call for Panelists: Community Organizing for UHA 2023

I am seeking participants for a panel on urban community organizing for a proposal to the Urban History Association conference in Pittsburgh, PA in October 2023, which is themed "Reparations and the Right to the City." Dennis Deslippe and I are both writing about community organizing for economic justice in the United States in second half of the twentieth centiury, but we are open to broadening the panel to include other eras and/or geograhical areas. Panel proposals are due February 20, 2023.

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