Gutman labor thesis prize announced

3307455031_2d7448e92dThe Labor and Working Class History Association (LAWCHA) is accepting applications for its annual Herbert Gutman Dissertation Prize, honoring the late Herbert G. Gutman, a pioneering American labor historian.

“LAWCHA hopes that the spirit of Gutman’s inquiry into the many facets of labor and working-class history will live on through this prize,” says a letter inviting applications from members and non-members.

Entries must be in English, concerned with U.S. labor and working-class history broadly conceived, and defended in the academic year 2014-15 (September 1, 2014-August 31, 2015). The winner will receive $500 cash, up to $500 in travel expenses to attend the awards ceremony, and a publishing contract with the University of Illinois Press. The UIP was the co-creator of the prize.

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