Labor History

Labor History is the pre-eminent journal for historical scholarship on labor. It is thoroughly ecumenical in its approach and showcases the work of labor historians, industrial relations scholars, labor economists, political scientists, sociologists, social movement theorists, business scholars and all others who write about labour issues. Labor History is also committed to geographical and chronological breadth. It publishes work on labor in the US and all other areas of the world. It is concerned with questions of labor in every time period, from the eighteenth century to contemporary events. Labor History provides a forum for all labor scholars, thus helping to bind together a large but fragmented area of study. By embracing all disciplines, time frames and locales, Labor History is the flagship journal of the entire field.

Five issues a year.

Publisher: 
Routledge
ISSN (print): 
0023656X
ISSN (online): 
14699702

Latest articles

Volume 58 (2)

The development of capitalism in the Atlantic world: England, the Americas, and West Africa, 1450–1900
vol. 58 (2): 138-153
Permanent precarity: capital and labour in the Central African copperbelt
vol. 58 (2): 170-184
Colonial labour, Tawdenni and ‘L’enfer du sel’: the struggle from slave to free labour in a Saharan salt mine
vol. 58 (2): 185-200
European capitalism and the effects of agricultural commercialization on slave labor in Tunisia, 1780s–1880s
vol. 58 (2): 201-214
Africans on the go to make do: making local sense of global developments
vol. 58 (2): 228-234
Reform or repression: organizing America’s anti-union movement
vol. 58 (2): 235-237
The devil is here in these hills: West Virginia’s coal miners and their battle for freedom
vol. 58 (2): 237-239
Rise of the robots: technology and the threat of a jobless future
vol. 58 (2): 240-242
Equality on trial: gender and rights in the modern American workplace
vol. 58 (2): 242-244

Volume 58 (1)

From cultural sojourner to guestworker? The historical transformation and contemporary significance of the J-1 visa Summer Work Travel Program
vol. 58 (1): 1-25
From cultural sojourner to guestworker? The historical transformation and contemporary significance of the J-1 visa Summer Work Travel Program
vol. 58 (1): 1-25
A dilemma for the welfare state: managing the cost for shorter working hours, 1919–2002
vol. 58 (1): 26-43
A dilemma for the welfare state: managing the cost for shorter working hours, 1919–2002
vol. 58 (1): 26-43
Approaching the socialist factory and its workforce: considerations from fieldwork in (former) Yugoslavia
vol. 58 (1): 44-66
Approaching the socialist factory and its workforce: considerations from fieldwork in (former) Yugoslavia
vol. 58 (1): 44-66
Networks and labor market entry – a historical perspective
vol. 58 (1): 67-90
Networks and labor market entry – a historical perspective
vol. 58 (1): 67-90
LIP: a workers’ community facing globalization
vol. 58 (1): 91-105
LIP: a workers’ community facing globalization
vol. 58 (1): 91-105
Spain: from the indignados rebellion to regime crisis (2011-2016)
vol. 58 (1): 106-131