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 55 (3)

Reforming and restructuring the Australian workplace: a study of the Williamstown Naval Dockyard 1983–1993
vol. 55 (3): 251-270
Solidarity means inclusion: race, class, and ethnicity within Tampa's transnational Cigar Workers' Union
vol. 55 (3): 271-293
Colonial ideology versus labour reality: a history of the recruitment of Italian workers to the colony of Eritrea, 1890s–1940s
vol. 55 (3): 294-308
Historicizing labor cinema: recovering class and lost work on screen
vol. 55 (3): 309-325
Between Denmark and Detroit: unionized labour at Ford Motor Company, Copenhagen, 1919–1939
vol. 55 (3): 326-345
Trade unions and ‘responsible participation’: Dahomey, 1958–1975
vol. 55 (3): 346-364
The politics of managerial reform in UK local government: a study of control, conflict and resistance 1880s to present
vol. 55 (3): 365-388
A critique of East Indian indentured historiography in the Caribbean
vol. 55 (3): 389-401

Volume 55 (2)

An alterfactual methodological approach to labor history: the case of the British miners' strike 1984–1985
vol. 55 (2): 137-150
Gramsci at the miners' strike: remembering the 1984–1985 Eurocommunist alternative industrial relations strategy
vol. 55 (2): 151-172
Dissent in the coalfields: miners, federal politics, and union reform in the United States, 1968–1973
vol. 55 (2): 173-188
The colonisation of employment regulation and industrial relations? Dynamics and developments over five decades of change
vol. 55 (2): 189-207
State corporatism and democratic industrial relations in Spain 1926–1935: a reappraisal
vol. 55 (2): 208-227
The acid attack on Victor Riesel and fears of labor racketeering in Cold War America
vol. 55 (2): 228-247
Mining for the nation: the politics of Chile's coal communities from the popular front to the Cold War
vol. 55 (2): 248-249

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