Category Archives: labor history

We’re pleased to announce that Joshua Hollands has won the Labor and Working-Class History Association’s 2020 Herbert G. Gutman Prize for Outstanding Dissertation for his project “Work and Sexuality in the Sunbelt: Homophobic workplace discrimination in the US South and … Continue reading

Welcome to the 2021 virtual exhibit for the Labor and Working-Class History Association! Enjoy our extensive representation of labor history in our books, blog posts, and more. From May 20– 28 we are offering 50% off of all of our … Continue reading

Matthew E. Stanley, author of Grand Army of Labor: Workers, Veterans, and the Meaning of the Civil War recently answered some questions about his new book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book?  I became interested in the … Continue reading

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