Athenaeum Salon

(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

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