Call for nominations for 2007 Philip Taft Labor History Prize! Due Dec. 15th!
I am pleased to announce the beginning of the 31st annual competition for the Philip Taft Labor History Award. The competition is open to any book (or books) published in 2007 relating to the history of American labor. I invite your nomination of any and every eligible book for consideration.
The prize committee defines “labor history” in a broad sense to include the history of workers (free and unfree, organized and unorganized), their institutions, and their workplaces, as well as the broader historical trends that have shaped working-class life, including but not limited to: immigration, slavery, community, the state, race, gender, and ethnicity.
Enclosed is a copy of the guidelines followed by the Award Committee. Also enclosed is a list of the names and mailing address of Award Committee members. A copy of each nominated book should be sent directly to each member of the Award Committee at the address listed. The Award is offered by the ILR School at Cornell University, in cooperation with the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA).
Please nominate books no later than DECEMBER 15, 2007. (We will accept page proofs for books published during the last two weeks of December.) For full nomination information and a complete list of previous winners, please visit: www.ilr.cornell.edu/taftaward. The winner of this year’s prize will be announced at the spring meeting of LAWCHA, to be held at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, June 6-8, 2008.
The 2007 Taft Award winner was Nancy MacLean for her pathbreaking book, Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace (Russell Sage Foundation/Harvard University Press, 2006).
Ileen A. DeVault
Chair, Philip Taft Labor History Award Committee
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