NEW WORKING HISTORY EPISODE FOCUSES ON WOMEN APPAREL WORKERS IN THE SOUTH
SLSA’s latest Working History podcast, “Women Apparel Workers in the U.S. South,“ is available for listening on iTunes and SoundCloud. In the episode, Professor Michelle Haberland of Georgia Southern University, discusses her new book, Striking Beauties: Women Apparel Workers in the U.S. South, and discusses the dynamics of gender, class, race, and globalization in the southern apparel industry from the 1930s to today. The episode is hosted by Beth English, president of SLSA.
Michelle Haberland is associate professor of History and director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Georgia Southern University. Her new book is Striking Beauties: Women Apparel Workers in the U.S. South, 1930-2000, published by the University of Georgia Press in 2015. She is also the author of “Look for the Union Label: Organizing Women Workers and Women Consumers in the Southern Apparel Industry,” in Sheila Phipps and Jonathan Wells, eds., Entering the Fray: Gender, Culture and Politics in the New South, and “‘It Takes a Special Kind of Woman to Work Up There’: Race, Gender and the Impact of the Apparel Industry on Clarke County, Alabama, 1937-1980” in Melissa Walker and Rebecca Sharpless, eds., Work, Family and Faith: Rural Southern Women in the Twentieth Century.