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Dorothy Sue Cobble discusses For the Many

Dorothy Sue Cobble discusses For the Many with Sonya Michel, Katherine Marino, Yevette Richards, and Eric Arnesen at the Washington History Seminar. 


VFA Pioneer Histories Project

For more on Dr. Cobble's background, listen to her 2022 interview as part of the Veteran Feminists of America Histories Project.

MPR Talk

History Forum: Dorothy Sue Cobble on perceptions of working-class politics


In an hour-long talk aired by Minnesota Public Radio, Professor Dorothy Sue Cobble challenges the belief that all working-class voters are conservative. Click here to read more and listen to the lecture.

John F. Kennedy Library Podcast

Dorothy Sue Cobble discusses the “Making the Equal Pay Act of 1963” on the John F. Kennedy Library Podcast, March 2023. 


Zagat Q&A: What History Can Teach Us About Unionizing Restaurants

Zagat Interview with Dorothy Sue Cobble by Anne Cruz, "Zagat Q&A: What History Can Teach Us About Unionizing," 28 April 2022. 

Zagat Q&A

Women's ILO: Transnational Networks, Working Conditions and Gender Equality


During a two-day international workshop organized by the ILO Century Project and the European Institute of the University of Geneva, Professor Dorothy Sue Cobble discussed her research findings. The event, Women's ILO: Transnational Networks, Working Conditions and Gender Equality, was held in December 2012. Watch the video for Cobble's remarks.

Women, Work, and Economic Justice: Past Struggles and Future Prospects


Dr. Cobble speaks to the Philadelphia Ethical Culture Society about women's movements for economic justice, past and present.

Interview with Tyler McCall, Center for Presidential History, Dallas.

A preview of Dorothy Sue Cobble's public lecture on her book, For the Many, at the Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 28 February 2022. 

Watch the May 2021 book launch of For the Many here.

The event features Cobble and a panel of distinguished global scholars discussing feminist activism for women's rights and economic justice.

The 2010 Sol Stetin Award


The award ceremony opens with introductory remarks from garment union leader Joan Suarez. Labor historian David Montgomery presents the award and describes Cobble's contributions to the field. Cobble's acceptance speech begins at 3:00.

Sol Stetin Award

Iceland Keynote


Cobble spoke on "Reimagining Labor History for Our Future" to the Nordic Labor History Conference in November 2016. The lecture took place in the Celebration Hall of the University of Iceland in Reykjavic.

The Myth of Working-Class Conservatism


Professor Dorothy Sue Cobble gave a talk, "The Myth of Working-Class Conservatism," at the Organization of American Historians annual convention in March 2008 in New York City. Professor Cobble presented as part of the event's panel, "Does Liberalism Have a Usable Past?" 

Historical Perspectives on Women's Work


Professor Cobble's September 1998 talk to the Women and Work Conference at the University of Southern Maine was aired on Biddeford Maine Public Access Television. Mike Cavannaugh posted this clip as part of his series, Cavanaugh's Corner, on Why Women Work.

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