LIVE ZOOM: Book Discussion: A History of America in Ten Strikes, by Erik Loomis

Tuesday, February 27, 2024: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join the LA Law Library book discussion group via Zoom as we begin our year-long exploration of workers’ rights and labor movement issues.  A History of America in Ten Strikes is the perfect introduction to the topic.  Labor historian Erik Loomis recounts ten critical workers’ strikes in American labor history with a discussion of the specifics of each strike followed by a section of context about the broader issues in American society undergirding the unrest that led to the strike.  The book is one-part introduction to labor history and one-part introduction to the history of America as made and experienced by the working class.  All are welcome to join the discussion!

About the author:

  • Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, University of Rhode Island
  • Author of A History of America in Ten Strikes (2018), Empire of Timber: Labor Unions & Pacific Northwest Forests (2014) and Out of Sight: The Long & Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe (2015)
  • Author of numerous articles and blog posts relating to labor issues
  • His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Dissent and The New Republic

Presented by: Katie O’Laughlin, Managing Librarian, Reference & Research

Registration fee: FREE. This discussion will be hosted via Zoom. Zoom information and link will be emailed to registrants prior to discussion.

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