James Wall receives 2018 Robert H. Ziegler Award in Southern Labor Studies

Congratulations to James B. Wall, a doctoral candidate in history, who was recently awarded the Southern Labor Studies Association's 2018 Robert H. Zieger Award in Southern Labor Studies. The program directory noted that "The award committee felt that your essay “Boss is Still Boss”: Johnson v. City of Albany and the Fight for Affirmative Action in the Black Belt," demonstrated a powerful blend of rigorous

Dirty Work: 2018 Southern Labor Studies Conference, May 17-19th

The Southern Labor Studies Association will convene the 2018 Southern Labor Studies Conference in Athens, GA, at the Richard B. Russell Library on the University of Georgia campus, May 17-19, 2018. The conference will gather academics, activists, archivists, and students for three days of panels, roundtables, book discussions, and other sessions organized around the theme of “Dirty Work.”

History of Capitalism Reading Group

Our first meeting of the semester will be Friday, February 16 at The Globe. Come to read and discuss the theory and history of capitalism from a critical perspective.

We will be reading three essays on the relationship between race, class and capital.

• “Black Particularity Reconsidered,” Adolph Reed, Jr.

• “Gramsci’s Black Marx: Whither the Slave in Civil Society?,” Frank B Wilderson III  

• “Whiteness, Racism and Identity,” Barbara J. Fields

Black History Month Book Club: "Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War"

In honor of Black History Month, the History Department is hosting book clubs for interested students. The first book club will take place on Feb. 6th at 12:30 and we will be discussing Adrienne Petty's Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War.

Moderator: Terrell Orr.

Black History Month Book Club II : "Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America"

In honor of Black History Month, the History Department is hosting two book clubs. The second book club will focus on Martha Jones's Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America. Not yet published, students who sign up for this seminar will receive a free copy of a manuscript draft of Jones’s work and will get an in-depth look of how history books are researched, written, and published.

Moderator: Kate Dahlstrand.

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