Different and Equal: Pay Equity in the 1970s

This panel considers the strategies women used to fight for pay equity in the 1970s. Given greater visibility by the 1975 International Women’s Year, pay equity arguments mobilized and sustained ongoing social movements by challenging existing institutional and cultural standards. Boldly recasting gender norms by insisting that the knowledge, skills, and abilities traditionally attributed to […]

Approaches to Anti-Unionism in the 20th Century South

The organization of labor in the American South was historically distinct from the United States as a whole from the eighteenth through to the twentieth centuries. Businesses in the South operated on different philosophical and methodological planes in negotiating the region’s complicated racial politics and, in the twentieth century, in conflicts with the labor movement. […]