Category Archives: labor history

Dana M. Caldemeyer, author of Union Renegades: Miners, Capitalism, and Organizing in the Gilded Age answers questions about her influences, discoveries, and common misconceptions while writing her book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I started researching … Continue reading

This month the Working Class in American History series is saying farewell to Alice Kessler-Harris, who is retiring from the series after 35 years, as well as welcoming Thavolia Glymph as a new series editor. Dr. Kessler-Harris is the R. … Continue reading

The Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) is pleased to announce its annual Herbert G. Gutman Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in U.S. Labor and Working-Class History, established in cooperation with the University of Illinois Press. LAWCHA encourages the study of working people, their … Continue reading

Donald W. Rogers, author of Workers against the City, answers questions about the labor movement, American history, free speech, CIO v. Hague, and civil liberties. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? Free speech and assembly law are … Continue reading

Author of Upon the Altar of Work: Child Labor and the Rise of a New American Sectionalism, Betsy Wood answers questions about her influences, discoveries, and motivations for writing her new book. Q: Why did you decide to write this … Continue reading

Montse Feu recently answered some questions about her book, Fighting Fascist Spain: Worker Protest from the Printing Press. She is also a co-editor of the recent UIP book Writing Revolution: Hispanic Anarchism in the United States. Q: Why did you … Continue reading

May’s free eBook is here! For this entire month only we’re giving away Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era by Jacob A. C. Remes! In the Progressive Era the working class citizens of the U.S. and … Continue reading

Jason G. Strange, author of Shelter from the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism, answers questions about his why he chose to write about homesteaders and influences from his favorite books. Q: Why did you decide to write this … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area by Peter Cole was a co-winner of the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award, awarded by the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) and … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 LAWCHA (Labor and Working Class History Association) Gutman Prize! Congratulations to Alina R. Méndez, whose dissertation titled “Cheap for Whom? Migration, Farm Labor, and Social Reproduction in the Imperial Valley-Mexicali Borderlands, 1942-1969” will be … Continue reading