Past Pandemic Book Talks

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January 20, 2022

Heather Berg, Porn Work: Sex, Labor, and Late Capitalism

View the book talk with Heather Berg here.

December 16, 2021

Elizabeth E. Sine, Rebel Imaginaries: Labor, Culture, and Politics in Depression-Era California 

November 18, 2021

Jessica Ordaz, The Shadow of El Centro: A History of Migrant Incarceration and Solidarity 

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October 21, 2021,

Jenny Carson, A Matter of Moral Justice: Black Women Laundry Workers and the Fight for Justice

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September 16, 2021

Ángela Vergara, Fighting Unemployment in Twentieth-Century Chile 

August 19, 2021

Gabe Winant, The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America 

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July 22, 2021

Alice L. Baumgartner, South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War

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June 17, 2021

Ron Schatz, The Labor Board Crew: Remaking Worker-Employer Relations from Pearl Harbor to the Reagan Era

May 13, 2021

Walter Johnson, The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States

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April 22, 2021

Cristina Viviana Groeger, The Education Trap: Schools and the Remaking of Inequality in Boston

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March 18, 2021 

Deborah Willis, The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship

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February 18, 2021

Toni Gilpin, The Long Deep Grudge A Story of Big Capital, Radical Labor, and Class War in the American Heartland

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January 21, 2021

Alexandra Finley, An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women, Work, and America’s Domestic Slave Trade.

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December 17, 2020

Jarod Roll, Poor Man’s Fortune: White Working-Class Conservatism in American Metal Mining, 1850–1950

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November 19, 2020

Robert Chase, We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners’ Rights in Postwar America

October 15, 2020

Touré Reed, Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism

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September 17, 2020

Marjoleine Kars, Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast

August 20, 2020

Michael Goldfield, The Southern Key: Class, Race, and Radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s

July 16, 2020

Verónica Martínez-Matsuda, Migrant Citizenship: Race, Rights, and Reform in the Farm Labor Camp Program

June 18, 2020

Frank Stricker, American Unemployment: Past, Present, and Future

May 21, 2020

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America