New Working History Episode Focuses on Migrant Workers and Labor Relations in South Texas
SLSA’s latest Working History podcast, “Migrant Workers and Labor Relations from South Texas to the Nation,“ is available for listening on iTunes and SoundCloud. John Weber, Assistant Professor of History at Old Dominion University, discusses his book, From South Texas to the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century, migrant agricultural labor, immigration policy, and the long-term impacts of the labor relations model that developed in South Texas during the early twentieth century. The episode is hosted by Beth English, president of SLSA.
John Weber is Assistant Professor of History at Old Dominion University. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 from The College of William and Mary, an M.A. in 2002, also from William and Mary, and a B.A. in 2000 from Vanderbilt University. In 2009-2010, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Prior to that, he was the Summerlee Foundation Fellow in Texas History for the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University. In 2006 he held a John H. Jenkins Research Fellowship from the Texas State Historical Association, in 2005 was awarded the George Pozzetta Dissertation Research Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, and in 2002 was a Fellow at the Oaxaca Summer Institute of Modern Mexican History.
Weber has held adjunct teaching positions at The College of William and Mary, University of Richmond, and Thomas Nelson Community College. His book, From South Texas to the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2015.