Category Archives: labor history

David Lucander, author Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946, was recognized by the African American Historical Society of Rockland County (NY) with this year’s Griot Award. The award is given “for outstanding contributions in transmitting … Continue reading

Pretty much every world religion and ethical system makes a virtue of offering succor to travelers, the rootless, and the persecuted. Immigration, the social-political system we’ve constructed around those ideas, plays a vital role in the narratives of many nations. … Continue reading

Robert Bussel is a professor of history and director of the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon. He answered some questions about his book Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship. Q: What … Continue reading

This day in 1925, activist A. Philip Randolph led the organization of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, a campaign Randolph declared nothing less than “a significant landmark in the history and struggle of the Negro workers in America.” For … Continue reading

Eighty-five years ago today, out where the warm trade winds blow, Don Ho began life in Hawai’i, one of the nicer outposts of our current reality. In time, his mellow singing entertained so many people that Don became synonymous with the … Continue reading

Journalist Marlene Sanders passed away earlier this week at age 84. In 1964, Sanders was the first woman to anchor an evening network news program when she substituted for Ron Cochran on ABC. This was just one of the many … Continue reading

The International Labor History Association (ILHA) has announced that Workers in Hard Times, edited by Leon Fink, Joseph McCartin, and Joan Sangster has been awarded as the ILHA Book of the Year for 2014. In announcing the awards, the ILHA … Continue reading

Congratulations to Nathaniel Grow. Grow’s UIP book Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption is the winner of the David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History/Biography for 2014. The Prize is awarded to “the best university … Continue reading

This week we find the new release by Jacob A. C. Remes, lately seen writing on Hurricane Katrina for The Atlantic. Remes’s book Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era looks at how regular people rose from the wreckage … Continue reading

Two UIP titles are available in paperback editions today. The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy Painter William Sidney Mount created some of the most well-known images of African American life in the … Continue reading