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White, Ahmed Nicholas Rosenbaum Professor


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research overview

  • Professor White's research is primarily concerned with the role of coercion, including state-sponsored coercion, in the administration of labor rights in modern America. Much of his work is historical in focus, with an emphasis on the early 20th Century. He recently completed a book on the 1937 'Little Steel' Strike, a watershed moment in the course of the New Deal and the history of labor relations. He is now working on another book, this one about the use of anti-radical 'criminal syndicalism' laws against leftist activist and unionist in the early Twentieth Century.


  • labor law, criminal law, labor history, social control


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courses taught

  • LAWS 6511 - Labor Law
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Relates to labor unions and other collective aspects of employment, including the right of workers to form and join unions, to provoke collective bargaining and to strike and engage other forms of protest. Focuses on domestic law at the federal level and with a particular statute, the National Labor Relations Act, and the workings of particular agency, the National Labor Relations Board. Engages other sources of law, including constitutional law, as well as judicial decisions and other statues.
  • LAWS 8535 - Seminar: Class and Law
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Explores issues relating social class to such areas as labor relations, law enforcement, controls on radical movements and the distribution of wealth and power. Considers problems defining social class.


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