SCOTT NELSON DELIVERS SLSA LUNCHEON KEYNOTE AT SOUTHERN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

2Moby_Dick_final_chaseThe annual joint luncheon of the Southern Labor Studies Association and the Southern Industrialization Project (the Organization for the Study of Southern Economy, Culture and Society) was held on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at the Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Scott Nelson, Legum Professor of History at the College of William & Mary and SLSA’s immediate past president, delivered the keynote address, “The White Whale: Why Moby Dick Is a Story about the Fate of Southern Labor in the Age of Slavery.” The session was chaired by Duke University’s Robert Korstad, vice president and program committee chair of SLSA.

Watch the video of the lecture here, and listen to it as a forthcoming Working History podcast.