Jockeying to get funds for a neighborhood playground or clinic is nothing new. But in the absence of an organized procedure, cities tend to respond to the loudest and most organized groups, often a community where people have education, steady jobs and time to lobby. Read more →
Daniel Katz, “The Key to Bernie Sanders’s Appeal Isn’t Socialism. It’s Yiddish Socialism.” Forward (February 14, 2016)
In this episode of the SLSA’s Working History podcast, Professor Talitha LeFlouria, a current fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia, discusses her book, Chained in Silence, and the lives, labors and legacies of incarcerated black women and the convict lease system in the early… Read more →
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I became interested in history when I was deployed in the Middle East in 2008. I was troubled by boredom and the simplistic (and nationalistic) ways in which both my subordinates and superiors spoke and thought about American history and politics. I began reading history books that complicated the past… Read more →
May 28-29, 2015. As part of the Society of American Archivists Labor Archives Roundtable’s ongoing efforts to coordinate with LAWCHA, two conference sessions and several archival repository open houses will be on the LAWCHA 2015 conference program this year… Read more →