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LAWCHA is an organization of scholars, teachers, students, labor educators, and activists who seek to promote public and scholarly awareness of labor and working-class history through research, writing, and organizing.

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  • NALHC :Labor, Law, and Progressive Activism (CFP Deadline: April 30)

    October 22-24, 2015
    Detroit, Michigan

    Annual North American Labor History Conference. The Program Committee of the NALHC, an international conference with global perspectives on labor history, invites proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, talks, etc. on the theme of Labor, Law, and Progressive Activism for our thirty-seventh annual meeting. We will also consider other thematically related proposals, especially if part of a full panel or roundtable.

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Bangladesh, Rana Plaza Demonstration April 2015
Credit: Solidarity Center Balmi Chisim

Empire of Cotton Still Based on Violence

At the recent LAWCHA conference here in Washington, D.C., I was among those applauding heartily when Empire of Cotton: A Global History, Sven Beckert’s sweeping study, received the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award. It’s worth taking a look at how the “empire,” carries on today, as Beckert asserts. Read more →

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