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.

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Latest articles

Volume 56 (4)

Anarchy in the UK(‘s most famous fortress): comradeship and cupidity in Gibraltar and neighbouring Spain, 1890–1902
vol. 56 (4): 385-406
Industrial requiem: management, labor, and investment at the Lowell Machine Shop
vol. 56 (4): 407-422
“Buying brains and experts”: British coal owners, regulatory capture and miners’ health, 1918 – 1946
vol. 56 (4): 459-480
Desirable skills? Non-Nordic citizens applying for work permits in Sweden, 1947–1950
vol. 56 (4): 481-498
Scabbing the Palouse: agricultural labor replacement and union busting in southeast Washington, 1917–1919
vol. 56 (4): 521-540

Volume 56 (3)

Introduction: politicizing the transnational
vol. 56 (3): 237-245
New challenges, new alliances: union politicization in a post-NAFTA era
vol. 56 (3): 246-269
Transnational labor action in Latin America: from the struggle against the Free Trade Area of the Americas to the return of labor relations
vol. 56 (3): 270-291
Labor control regimes and worker resistance in global supply chains
vol. 56 (3): 292-307
Can labor arrest the “sky pirates”? Transnational trade unionism in the European civil aviation industry
vol. 56 (3): 308-326
European unions and the repoliticization of transnational capital: labor's stance regarding the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
vol. 56 (3): 327-344
A supranational regime that nationalizes social conflict: Explaining European trade unions' difficulties in politicizing European economic governance
vol. 56 (3): 345-368
Labor movements – global perspectives
vol. 56 (3): 369-370
Holding the shop together: German industrial relations in the postwar era
vol. 56 (3): 370-374
Working class formation in Taiwan: fractured solidarity in state-owned enterprises, 1945–2012
vol. 56 (3): 374-376
Chinese migrants and Africa's development: new imperialists or agents of change?
vol. 56 (3): 376-378
Working in the Big Easy: the history and politics of labor in New Orleans
vol. 56 (3): 378-380
Workers and labour in a globalised capitalism: contemporary theories and theoretical issues
vol. 56 (3): 380-382
Wild socialism – workers councils in revolutionary Berlin, 1918–1921
vol. 56 (3): 382-383

Volume 56 (2)

Ford first? Corporate security and the US Department of War's Plant Protection Service's interior organization unit 1917–1918
vol. 56 (2): 117-135