New Working History Episode Focuses on the Workers Who Built the Panama Canal

SLSA’s latest Working History podcast, “’Best True Stories of Life and Work on the Panama Canal‘,” is available for listening on iTunes and SoundCloud. In the episode, Julie Greene, Professor of History at the University of Maryland and… Continue reading

SLSA-OSSECS Luncheon at the Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting

The annual joint luncheon of the Southern Labor Studies Association and the Organization for the Study of Southern Economy, Culture and Society will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 11:45 a.m. to… Continue reading

New Book Edited by and Includes Contributions from SLSA Members

A new book, Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism, co-edited by SLSA member Jana Lipman and Daniel Bender is now available from NYU Press. Described by Professor David Roediger as an “exciting and… Continue reading

A. Lane Windham Awarded Inaugural Zieger Prize

The inaugural 2015 Robert H. Zieger Prize for Southern Labor Studies was awarded to A. Lane Windham for her provocative and ambitious essay, “The Cannon Mills Case: Out of the Southern Frying Pan, Into the Global Fire.”… Continue reading

SLSA Members Collaborate on Research Projects Awarded Major Grants

SLSA members are working on projects that have received major grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Max Krochmal, Assistant Professor of History at Texas Christian… Continue reading

Joseph Crespino Analyzes Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman in New York Times Editorial

SLSA member Joseph Crespino argues Harper Lee’s recently released novel, Go Set a Watchman, “offers a subtle and surprising exploration of racial politics, and not merely because of the racist comments of Atticus Finch,… Continue reading