Work and Working People in Connecticut
Association for the Study of Connecticut History
November 1, 2014
CAPITAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, HARTFORD
REGISTRATION | 8:30-9:15 am
PLENARY SESSION | 9:15 -10:30 am
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 BrecherConnecticut Labor History From Below
MORNING CONCURRENT SESSIONS | 10:45 am-12:15 pm
Remembering New England’s Federalist Gadflies
at the Bicentennial of the Hartford Convention
(convened at the Old State House. Site of the Convention in Dec. 1814)
Gathering and Teaching Local Labor History:
Steve Park, Rebecca Taber-Conover, and Paul Velardi
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 pm
AFTERNOON CONCURRENT SESSIONS | 1:30-3:00 pm
Factory Workers in Distant Seas
Deborah Donovan, "Connecticut Workers in the Antarctic: Seals, Whales, Penguins"
Jason Mancini, "Indian Mariners Out of New London"
Women Working and Leading in Many SpheresSteve 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"
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 pm
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