Two years ago, founders of St. Paul’s East Side Freedom Library founders Beth Cleary and Peter Rachleff opened the doors to an institution that is changing what a library can be and can do for community. Having opened in June 2014, ESFL is a center focused on labor, immigration, Asian and African American social movements and histories and more.Read more →
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For their book, Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie(University of Illinois Press, 2015), LAWCHA members Elizabeth and Ken Fones-Wolf (West Virginia University) have been awarded the 2016 David Montgomery Award.Read more →
We are proud to announce former LAWCHA President James Green as the recipient of this year’s Award for Distinguished Service to Labor and Working-Class History in honor of his exemplary contributions to the field and its members and this organization over so many years.Read more →
We are proud to announce that former LAWCHA President Alice Kessler-Harris has been awarded the 2016 Sol Stetin Award for Labor History.
Born into an Eastern European immigrant family living in war-time Great Britain, Alice Kessler-Harris played a foundational role in shaping the field of women’s labor history.Read more →
The Elections Committee has reported the results of the annual election to the Executive Committee, and we are very pleased to announce the results.Read more →
Martel Wilcher Montgomery, beloved wife and partner in life of David Montgomery, passed away on June 3, 2015 at the Crosslands Community in Kennett Square, PA, where she and David had made their home since leaving New Haven. Her sons, Claude and Ed, organized a celebration of her life that brought together family and friends on June 8 for music, poetry, and shared remembrances of a life well lived.Read more →
Philip Taft Labor History Book Award for the best book in American labor and working-class history (awarded jointly by Cornell University ILR School).
Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Knopf)
David Montgomery Book Award for the best book on a topic in American labor and working-class history (awarded jointly with the Organization of American
We are pleased to pass along that LAWCHA member Suellen Hoy has won 2014’s Harry E. Pratt Award for the best article in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Her article is entitled, “Chicago Working Women’s Struggle for a Shorter Day, 1908-1911.” It was published in spring 2014 and is available on JSTOR.Read more →
Camille Guérin-Gonzales, a founding member of LAWCHA, former board member, and one of the stalwarts of the LAWCHA Landmark Committee, whose work was instrumental in getting the Ludlow Massacre site declared a National Historic Landmark, has passed away.Read more →