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November 1, 2014                                                    

Capital Community College, Hartford

 

 

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF CONNECTICUT HISTORY FALL CONFERENCE

 

WORK AND WORKING PEOPLE IN CONNECTICUT

 

REGISTRATION                                                                                    8:30-9:15

 

PLENARY SESSION                                                                               9:15-10:30

 

Welcome by ASCH President Nancy Steenburg

 

Welcome to Capital Community College by Professor Jeffrey Partridge, Chair of Humanities

 

ASCH Awards Presentations by Peter Hinks

 

Keynote Address:  Jeremy Brecher, “Connecticut Labor History—From Below”

 

 

MORNING CONCURRENT SESSIONS                                                               10:45-12:15

 

  1. “Remembering New England’s Federalist Gadflies at the Bicentennial of the Hartford Convention” (convened at the Old State House. Site of the Convention in December 1814)

 

Steve Park, Rebecca Taber-Conover, and Paul Velardi

 

  1. “Gathering and Teaching Local Labor History: The Greater New Haven Labor History Association”

 

Joan Cavanagh (GNHLHA Archivist and Director), “The Greater New Haven Labor                                                                 Association: Its Origins, Its Community Outreach, Its Archives, and Its Exhibits”

 

Steve Kass (retired New Haven teacher), “Teaching Labor History:  A Curriculum Project”

 

Lula White (retired New Haven History teacher), “Oral History: Teaching Students to Interview Mentors”

 

Troy Rondinone (Southern Connecticut State University), “Middle School Students Research Their Families’ Job History

 

 

LUNCH                                                                                                 12:15-1:30

 

 

AFTERNOON CONCURRENT SESSIONS                                               1:30-3:00

 

 

  1. “Factory Workers in Distant Seas”

 

Deborah Donovan, ”Connecticut Workers in the Antarctic:  Seals, Whales, Penguins”

 

Jason Mancini, “Indian Mariners Out of New London”

 

 

  1. “Women Working and Leading in Many Spheres”

 

Steve Thornton, “Connecticut Factory Women:  Unions and Liberation”

 

Anthony Riccio, “Toil and Triumph:  Italian-American Women in New Haven’s

Sweatshops”

 

Rebecca Edwards, “To Teach the Deaf:  Hearing and Deaf Teachers in Antebellum

Connecticut”

 

 

  1. “Workers’ Lives in Struggle and Song”

 

Anson Smith, “The 1936 Remington-Rand Strike and the Battle for the Public Mind”

 

Rick Spencer, “On the Job:  Historic Songs of American Work and Trades”

 

 

CLOSING RECEPTION                                                                          3:00-3:30


 

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