Joel Suarez to speak on the meaning of work and the American moral imagination


WPA photo of a Savannah worker, ca. 1936

On Tuesday, Feb. 7th at 12:30pm, Joel Suarez of Princeton University will give a talk as the winner of the Reed-Fink Award, given to scholars working in the field of Southern labor history. His lecture, “Work and the American Moral Imagination, 1945-1996,” will look at the changing ways that Americans thought about the meaning and value of work from the New Deal to the welfare reform of the 1990s. Suarez is a PhD candidate at Princeton and senior writer at the history blog Tropics of Meta.  For more information on the talk, click here.