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Labor Historian to Speak at Bates

A labor historian will discuss “Why Study Working Class History” at Bates College on March 21 at 5 p.m. in Skelton Lounge of Chase Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

John Hinshaw, a visiting instructor in the history department at Bates, is also a visiting scholar with the Institute for Studies in International Education at the University of Pittsburgh for 1995-96.

A consultant for “Struggles in Steel: The History of African-American Steelworkers,” a documentary film to be released later this year, Hinshaw is the author and editor of numerous publications concerned with race, ethnicity and labor history, including the forthcoming book he co-edited with Paul LeBlanc, “U.S. Labor in the Twentieth Century: Studies in Fragmentation and Insurgency” (Humanities Press, 1997).

Hinshaw received master’s and doctor’s degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. His bachelor’s degree is from Macalaster College.



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