This announcement came over the H-Net listserv. AM2000 fellows (session
II) will recognize the sender, Roy Rosenzweig, an AMF facilitator and
director of History Matters.
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 09:10:25 -0500
From: "Roy A. Rosenzweig" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: ANNOUNCEMENT<DAVID MONTGOMERY MODERATES A WEB FORUM ON TEACHING
LABOR HISTORY AT HISTORYMATTERS.GMU.EDU
Starting March 1, 2001, David Montgomery will moderate a month-long
open discussion on teaching about labor history on the HISTORY
MATTERS Web site (http://historymatters.gmu.edu). From the HISTORY
MATTERS "Browse" page select "Talking History" then select "Labor"
under Current Forums. To subscribe, choose "Join or leave list."
Professor Montgomery will answer questions and lead a discussion on
teaching about labor history. The discussion will focus particularly
on approaches to teaching labor history in U.S. history survey
courses at the high school and college levels and include suggestions
for resources or strategies.
David Montgomery is Farnam Professor of History Emeritus at Yale
University. He has taught the history of labor in the United States,
Civil War and Reconstruction, surveys of U.S. history, and other
undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Pittsburgh,
the University of Warwick (England), SUNY Buffalo, the University of
Campinas (Brazil), and Oxford University; he has received
distinguished teaching awards at Pittsburgh and Yale. His books
include Citizen Worker: The Experience of Workers in the United
States with Democracy and the Free Market during the Nineteenth
Century (1995), The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the
State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925 (1987 - a Pulitzer
Prize finalist); Workers' Control in America (1979), and Beyond
Equality: Labor and the Radical Republicans, 1862-1872 (1967). He
served in the U.S. Army at the close of World War II, and was a
machinist and union activist during the 1950s. As editor of
International Labor and Working-Class History for many years, he
encouraged the development of an international perspective on the
history of working people.
HISTORY MATTERS is a gateway to the Web for teachers of the U.S.
History Survey course. It provides high school and college teachers
(and their students) a starting point for exploring American history
on the Web with a large number of first-person historical documents
for use in the classroom, an extensive annotated list of Web links,
and a range of teaching resources (sample syllabi, teaching
assignments, and forums, for example). HISTORY MATTERS is a project
of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
of the City University of New York and the Center for History and New
Media at George Mason University. The HISTORY MATTERS Web site was
created with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the
National Endowment for the Humanities. The site is an in-progress
prototype that will be expanding over the next two years.
American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
365 Fifth Avenue, Rm. 7301.10
New York, NY 10016
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