Professor Donna T. Haverty-Stacke on The Fierce Life of Grace Holmes Carlson

As part of an ongoing series of book talks about labor history the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Research Center at The George Washington University sponsored a remote book talk by Professor Donna T. Haverty-Stacke about her book “The…

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As part of an ongoing series of book talks about labor history the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Research Center at The George Washington University sponsored a remote book talk by Professor Donna T. Haverty-Stacke about her book “The Fierce Life of Grace Holmes Carlson: Catholic, Socialist, Feminist.” Examining the life of Grace Holmes Carlson in the context of her times, including the pivotal 1934 Minneapolis Teamsters strikes, Haverty-Stacke illuminates the workings of class identity in relation to various influences over the course of a lifespan, explores the importance of Catholic faith in shaping a politics of social justice, and uncovers the possibilities and limitations for working-class and revolutionary Marxist women in mid-twentieth-century America.
Haverty-Stacke is a Professor of History at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where she teaches courses in U.S. cultural, urban, labor, and legal history. In addition to “The Fierce Life of Grace Holmes Carlson,” she is the author of “Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR” (NYU Press, 2015) and “America’s Forgotten Holiday: May Day and Nationalism, 1867 – 1960” (NYU Press, 2009). She is also co-editor with Daniel J. Walkowitz of “Rethinking U.S. Labor History: Essays on the Working-Class Experience, 1756 – 2009” (Continuum, 2010). Haverty-Stacke received her MLitt in Modern History from Oxford University and her PhD in History from Cornell University

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