Southern Labor Studies Conference

The Southern Labor History Conference, later named the Southern Labor Studies Conference, first met in Atlanta in the spring of 1976 and sponsored sessions from historians, activists, and labor leaders. The Conference has convened almost every two years since then, and several volumes of edited collections have been published from these meetings. In 2013, SLSA began a collaboration with Southern Spaces, a peer-reviewed cutting-edge, interdisciplinary multimedia journal about regions, places, and cultures of the U.S. South and their global connections, to publish essays from the Southern Labor Studies Conference.

2017
2017 BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
Tampa, FL
Call for Papers
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Conference Program

2015
SLAVERY, LAW, LEGACY, AND BEYOND
Washington, DC
Conference Program

2013
THE MANY SOUTHS

New Orleans, LA
Conference Program

Southern Spaces Articles:
Joey Fink, “In Good Faith: Working-Class Women, Feminism, and Religious Support in the Struggle to Organize J. P. Stevens Textile Workers in the Southern Piedmont, 1974–1980
Justin Nystrom, “The Vanished World of the New Orleans Longshoreman
Angela Stuesse, “Low-Wage Legacies, Race, and the Golden Chicken in Mississippi: Where Contemporary Immigration Meets African American Labor History

2011
MEMORY AND FORGETTING: LABOR HISTORY AND THE ARCHIVE

Atlanta, GA
Conference Program