Shelton Stromquist

March 23, 2023 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

University of Iowa Professor Emeritus of History Shelton Stromquist will read from and discuss his new book, Claiming the City: A Global History of Workers' Fight for Municipal Socialism.  "The culmination of Stromquist's lifetime of impressive scholarship on rank-and-file workers and socialist movements, Claiming the City arrives right on time as we explore the possibilities of transformation at the municipal scale. Astonishingly sweeping in its range of fine-grained case studies, the book teems with comparative insights while it traces transnational connections established by a mobile working class and internationalist commitments." --David Roediger

Shelton Stromquist is a historian specializing in labor and social history and a lifelong labor and civil rights activist.  He is author or editor of seven books, including Frontiers of Labor, Reinventing “The People”, and Labor’s Cold War.