Thursday, March 27, 2008

Legal history at the OAH

The Organization of American Historians annual meeting begins tomorrow in New York. There are many interesting panels scheduled. Here is just a sampling of interest to legal historians.

I'm speaking Friday at 3:00 pm on this panel:

Race, Political Activism, and the Cold War
Chair: Penny Von Eschen, University of Michigan

Cold War Politics and the Making of an "American Asian" Identity
Charlotte Brooks, Baruch College, City University of New York

Race, Hawaiian Statehood, and the Construction of the Model Minority
Ellen Wu, Indiana University

Rethinking the History of U.S. Civil Rights Struggles during the Cold War through a Multiracial, Los Angeles Lens
Shana Bernstein, Southwestern University

Comment: Mary Dudziak, University of Southern California

Other panels of interest:

Friday 10:00 am
The CORE of the Solution: Achieving Justice in the Mississippi Burning Murder Case
Allison Marie Nichols, Georgetown University
Brittany Saltiel, University of Wisconsin
Barry Bradford, Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Sarah Siegel, Yale University

Friday 5:00 pm
Storm Warnings: Rethinking 1968, "The Year that Shook the World"
Cosponsored by the Center for Contemporary Black History at Columbia University
Moderator: Peniel Joseph, Brandeis University

Jeremi Suri, University of Wisconsin
Michael Kazin, Georgetown University
Matthew Lassiter, University of Michigan
Thomas Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania
Heather Thompson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Manning Marable, Columbia University

Saturday, 1:00 pm
What Every Historian Should Know (and Doesn’t): How Federalism Has Shaped American History

Chair: Hendrik Hartog, Princeton University

Structuring the Balance of Power: How American Federalism Has Shaped the History of Railroads, Chain Stores, and Other Corporations
Colleen A. Dunlavy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Pragmatic Federalism in Modern U.S. History
William R. Childs, The Ohio State University

The Constitution, Federalism, and America’s Destiny
David Brian Robertson, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Making the New American Family: The Cold War Origins of International Adoption
Chair: Ellen Herman, University of Oregon

From Billy Graham to Pedro Pan: Evangelicals, Anticommunism, and Immigration Law in Transnational Adoption to the U.S.
Laura Briggs, University of Arizona

A Measure of Fitness: The African American Family and Early U.S.-Korean Adoptions
Kori Graves, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Harry Holt versus The Welfare: The Fight Over Proxy Adoption
Arissa Oh, University of Chicago

Comment: Ellen Herman

Lived Histories of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands since World War II
Chair: Rachel St. John, Harvard University

Ser Mujer, Ser "Mojada" (Being a Woman, Being "Wetback"): Gender, Sexuality, and Immigration Reform, 1947-1956
Ana Elizabeth Rosas, University of California, Irvine

Alex G. Jácome, and Political Culture in the Arizona-Sonora Borderlands, 1950-1970
Geraldo Cadava, Yale University

Immigration, Conservative Backlash, and Chicano Student Response: Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlán, 1970-2000
Gustavo Licon, University of Southern California

Comment: Kelly Lytle Hernandez, University of California, Los Angeles

Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
Representing the Race: African American Mediators, Negotiators, and Cultural Brokers at the Turn of the Century
Chair: Richard Pierce, University of Notre Dame

"Her Claim for Pension Is Lawful and Just": African American Claims Agents, Civil War Widows, and the Military Pension Bureau
Brandi Brimmer, Vanderbilt University

Holding the Ear of the President: Black Barbers and Black Politics in the late Nineteenth Century
Quincy Mills, Vassar College

Foster Mothers of Humanity: Black Nurses as Civil Rights Fighters in the early Twentieth Century
Andrea Patterson, California State University, Fullerton

Comment: Stephanie Shaw, The Ohio State University

Forty Years Since King, A Roundtable Discussion: Struggling to End Racism, Sexism, Poverty, and War
Sponsored by the Labor and Working-Class History Association
Chair: Clayborne Carson, Stanford University

The Social Gospel Radicalism of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Clayborne Carson

King, Black Workers, and the Spirit of Memphis
Michael Honey, University of Washington

Women, The Black Poor and the Diverse Politics of Freedom
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois, Chicago Circle

The King Legacy and Today’s Freedom Struggles
Manning Marable, Columbia University

A reception will follow this session.

Sunday, 8:00 a.m.
Citizenship: Law, Status, and Rights in the American Nation-State
Chair: Mae M. Ngai, Columbia University

Wanted, But Not Welcome: Designs for Labor Immigration Without Citizenship
Ari Zolberg, Th e New School

From "Separate but Equal" to "Equal but Different": Changing Conceptions of Civic Equality in Twentieth-Century America
Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania

The Making of Modern American Citizenship Law
William Novak, University of Chicago

Comment: Willy Forbath, University of Texas, and Mae M. Ngai

Reviving the Federalists
Chair: Doron Ben-Atar, Fordham University

The "Yankee Dialect": Ames, Quincy, Pickering, and the Emergence of Radical Federalists, 1805-1812
Dinah Mayo-Bobee, University of Massachusetts

Federal Boston and the Taming of the American Revolution, 1795-1805
Thomas Conroy, Stonehill College

Nullification, Secession, or "a Great Pamphlet?": Reexamining the Hartford Convention Movement
Kevin Gannon, Grand View College

Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Off site at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
White Violence and the Great Migration: Two Approaches, Sundown Towns and A Little More Freedom
Sponsored by the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Chair: Darrel Bigham, University of Southern Indiana

Shirley Portwood, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Sundiata Cha-Jua, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Comment: James Loewen, Catholic University of America, and Jack Blocker, Huron University College

Teaching Judicial History: Federal Trials and Great Debates in United States History
Chair: Lucy Salyer, University of New Hampshire

Designing Curriculum for Historic Federal Trials
James Landman, American Bar Association

Historic Trials in the Classroom
Jeanne Barr, Francis W. Parker School

Court History Narratives for Teachers and Students
Bruce Ragsdale, Federal Judicial Center

Bush v. Orleans Parish School Board: An Examination of the Documents
Bob Pannozzo, Stone Bridge High School

Sunday 1:00 pm
Roundtable: Civil Rights Lawyering: Then and Now

Moderator: Patricia Sullivan, University of South Carolina

Kenneth Mack, Harvard Law School
Lani Guinier, Harvard University
Lewis M. Steel, Outten and Golden, LLP

You can find the full program on-line here.