Saturday, March 26, 2011

Weekend Round-up

  • Around the web, there are many commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. This website, from Cornell's ILR school, is the best resource I've found for learning about the fire (lots of primary sources and other goodies). In terms of commentary, you can find an interesting series of posts at the New York Times City Room blog, and a thought provoking article at Dissent, by Greg Smithsimon (Brooklyn College). The UNC Press Blog has also posted a short comment by Jennifer Guglielmo (Smith College), whose recently published book is on a related topic (Italian women's resistance and radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945). (KT)
  • In a guest post at Balkanization, Princeton graduate student Emily Zackin (political science) argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, "American history is . . . replete with successful campaigns to create constitutional rights to protective and redistributive governance." To find these rights, we must look in U.S. state constitutions. You can read the full post here.
  • The Historical Society has announced its 2012 conference. The theme will be "Popularizing Historical Knowledge: Practice, Prospects, and Perils." The Call for Papers is here.
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