Call for Proposals: 2017 Southern Labor Studies Conference

The Southern Labor Studies Association invites academics, activists, students, attorneys, public historians, archivists, and any other people interested in the experiences of working people in the U.S. South (all eras) to propose sessions… Continue reading

Michelle Haberland Wins 2016 Mitchell Award from Southern Historical Association

SLSA member Michelle Haberland was recently announced as the 2016 recipient of the H.L. Mitchell Award from the Southern Historical Association for her book, Striking Beauties: Women Apparel Workers in the U.S. South, 1930-2000 (University… Continue reading

New Working History Episode Focuses on the Uses of the Term “Working Class” in American Politics

SLSA’s Working History podcast is back from summer hiatus with a new episode, “What Does ‘Working Class’ Mean in American Politics?“ The episode featuring Robyn Muncy, Professor of History at the University of Maryland, and… Continue reading


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 Friday, November 4, 2016, from 11:45 a.m. to… Continue reading

SLSA Past President Heather Ann Thompson Publishes Definitive Account of 1971 Attica Uprising

With early reviews calling the work “brilliant,” “gripping,” and “remarkable,” SLSA founding member and past president Heather Ann Thompson, has published Blood in the Water, “the first definitive definitive account of the infamous 1971 Attica… Continue reading

Call for Submissions: 2017 Robert H. Zieger Prize for Southern Labor Studies

The Southern Labor Studies Association is currently accepting submissions for the Robert H. Zieger Prize for Southern Labor Studies. SLSA awards the Zieger Prize at the biennial Southern Labor Studies Conference for the… Continue reading