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Event: Joel Suarez discusses “Work and the American Moral Imagination, 1940-1996”

(29186) Clerical Workers, 1950

Please join the Reuther Library for a presentation from our latest Fishman grant recipient this April 8, 2016, at noon.

Joel Suarez, a doctoral student from Princeton University, considers the values ascribed to work in the wake of its transformation in the latter half of the twentieth century. He explores how contending visions of the good life— among intellectuals and policymakers, but most importantly workers—were challenged and reconstituted amid changes wrought by industrialization, deindustrialization, and the ascent of low-wage service sector work.  read more »

Exhibit Opening and Panel Discussion - "From the Margins to the Core: Latino Workers in the Nation’s Auto Industry"

(8743) Ford, Plants, Rouge, Dearborn, Michigan

This March 29th, please join the Walter P. Reuther Library for a panel discussion to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit on loan from Michigan State University. The exhibit spotlights the voices of Latin@ workers to explore their impact on the auto industry in Michigan, drawing from photographs, oral histories, and other archival records. Panelists will discuss the contributions of Latin@ auto workers from a variety of perspectives.  read more »

Event: Marcus Cederström discusses "The Life and Times of a Swedish Immigrant: Signe Aurell’s Working Words"

(393) Everett Memorial, Violence, May Day, Washington, 1917

The Reuther Library is pleased to host Marcus Cederström as he shares his research on Signe Aurell on March 17th at noon. The event is open to the public.

Cederström's research considers the significant role Swedish women immigrants took in socially engaged action in the United States, particularly in support of temperance and labor movements.  read more »

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