Category Archives: labor history

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

Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross is associate professor of history at the University of Victoria and the project director for Landscapes of Injustice, a seven-year, multi-partner research project exploring the forced dispossession of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. Dr. Stanger-Ross … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce that Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area by Peter Cole has been selected as the first grant recipient from the Howard D. and Marjorie … Continue reading

This labor day weekend, we are celebrating 40 years of The Working Class in American History Series! The Working Class in American History series publishes research that illuminates the broad dimensions of working people’s influence in North America. The series … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year. In order to celebrate, we decided to do something special for our readers. In honor of 100 years, we have already given away two iPads pre-loaded with 100 UIP ebooks, … Continue reading