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Our Mission:

  • To organize the Southern Labor Studies Conference as well as sessions on southern working class history at other venues.
  • To enhance connections between academics and labor activists in the U.S. South.
  • To promote working class history in public school curricula and provide resources for public school teachers.
  • To encourage posting of regional events and discussions of interest to scholars of southern labor on a new list-serve. SLSA imagines a list-serve that would work very, very closely with the editors of H-Labor and cross-posting would be common.
  • To connect and promote graduate students doing work on southern labor and working class studies (in a variety of disciplines) with one another.
  • To promote the preservation of materials related to southern labor and working class history.


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