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 0 (0)

Mining for the nation: the politics of Chile's coal communities from the popular front to the Cold War
Dissent in the coalfields: miners, federal politics, and union reform in the United States, 1968–1973
Gramsci at the miners' strike: remembering the 1984–1985 Eurocommunist alternative industrial relations strategy
The acid attack on Victor Riesel and fears of labor racketeering in Cold War America
An alterfactual methodological approach to labor history: the case of the British miners' strike 1984–1985
The colonisation of employment regulation and industrial relations? Dynamics and developments over five decades of change
State corporatism and democratic industrial relations in Spain 1926–1935: a reappraisal

Volume 55 (1)

Editorial Board
vol. 55 (1): 0-0
Strike waves, union growth and the rank-and-file/bureaucracy interplay: Britain 1889–1890, 1910–1913 and 1919–1920
vol. 55 (1): 1-20
Explaining Romanian labor migration: from development gaps to development trajectories
vol. 55 (1): 21-46
Spectrum, trajectory and the role of the state in workers' self-management
vol. 55 (1): 47-66
Communism, the cold war, and a company town: the rise and fall of UE Local 709
vol. 55 (1): 67-96
Reeducation through work? Mountain roads in the Spanish concentration universe (Western Pyrenees, 1939–1942)
vol. 55 (1): 97-116
The impossible transition from ‘absolute monarchy’ toward industrial democracy in France: the experience of workers' representatives at Schneider, 1899–1936
vol. 55 (1): 117-136

Volume 54 (5)

Introduction: beyond national history
vol. 54 (5): 485-490
The turn to transnational labor history and the study of global trade unionism
vol. 54 (5): 491-511
Pitching for each others' team: the North American Free Trade Agreement and labor transnationalism
vol. 54 (5): 512-526
The limits of transnational solidarity: the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the Swaziland and Zimbabwean crises
vol. 54 (5): 527-539
China and the British left in the twentieth century: transnational perspectives
vol. 54 (5): 540-553
Léon Jouhaux, Louis Saillant and the national and international in transnational trade unionism
vol. 54 (5): 554-576