(10.9) Cedric de Leon, associate professor of sociology at Providence College, will discuss his book, The Origins of Right to Work: Antilabor Democracy in Nineteenth-Century Chicago at a salon Friday.
In his new book, de Leon argues that political parties since the U.S. Civil War have prompted the American labor movement to see the struggle for black civil rights as past or passing, and therefore less urgent than the needs of white working class men. Join us for a conversation about how the history of the political isolation of labor from civil rights affects the way we view class and race relations today.
Book signing to follow.
Free and open to the public, 5pm reception, 5:30pm program, Friday, October 9, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street