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Library Colloquia Series - Spring Semester 2013

Free and open to the public.

FREE parking is available in stadium lot 62E on Red Cedar Road after 6:00pm. The Main Library is wheelchair accessible via the south entrance. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling Birdie Beckwith at 517.884.6454 one week before an event. Requests received after that time will be met when possible.

FREE parking is available in stadium lot 62E on Red Cedar Road after 6:00pm. The Main Library is wheelchair accessible via the south entrance. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling Birdie Beckwith at 517.884.6454 one week before an event. Requests received after that time will be met when possible.


Wage-Slaves and Radicals: Writing a People's History of the 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike

Friday, April 19, 12:15-1:30 pm
MSU Main Library, North Conference Room (W449)

Aaron Goings, St. Martins University, and Gary Kaunonen, Michigan Technological University

The 1913-1914 Michigan Copper Strike in one of the most important events in the history of working people and their unions in Michigan, and arguably misunderstood in its national importance more generally. In this talk based on their forthcoming book, Aaron Goings and Gary Kaunonen will paint a working-class history of the strike, presenting valuable new information and perspectives which enrich our understanding of the conflict from the bottom up. Their work is especially rich in placing Italian Hall, before and after the Christmas Eve tragedy where over 70 people -- mostly children -- perished after a false cry of "fire," into its broader significance to workers, managers and the wider Copper Country region.

Cosponsored by Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives

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