This May Day evening, the Sidney Hillman Foundation will present historian Nelson Lichtenstein with the 2012 Sol Stetin Award for Labor History at a ceremony in New York City.
Lichtenstein is the MacArthur Foundation Chair in History and Director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His books include Walter Reuther: the Most Dangerous Man in Detroit and State of the Union: A Century of American Labor.
He is also editor of American Capitalism: Social Thought and Political Economy in the Twentieth Century and coeditor, with Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, of the forthcoming The Right and Labor in America: Politics, Ideology, and Imagination. Written by leading historians, The Right and Labor in America explains how and why the fight against unionism has long been central to the meaning of contemporary conservatism. This new collection of essays will be released later this spring.
Congratulations, Professor Lichtenstein!