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

Occupational mobility of black migrants in the West during the 1950s
Fordlandia: the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city
American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919–1935
An odd couple: individual wage setting and the largest Swedish trade union
The Seattle Teamsters and the procedural state, 1935–1942
Dark chocolate: lessons from the 1937 Hershey sit-down strike

Volume 55 (5)

Editorial Board
vol. 55 (5): 0-0
Introduction: sport, recreation and British labour
vol. 55 (5): 539-546
“Social physical exercise?” Football, industrial paternalism, and professionalism in west Dunbartonshire, Scotland, c. 1870–1900
vol. 55 (5): 547-562
‘Wandering Jews’? British Jewry, outdoor recreation and the far-left, 1900–1939
vol. 55 (5): 563-579
Partisan players: sport, working-class culture, and the labour movement in South Wales 1920–1939
vol. 55 (5): 580-593
Preventing ‘robotised women workers’: women, sport and the workplace in Scotland 1919–1939
vol. 55 (5): 594-606
‘King Solomon's mines cannot compare with the money that has been raked in by greyhound racing’: greyhound racing, its critics and the working class, c. 1926–1951
vol. 55 (5): 607-621
Trade unionism in British sport, 1920–1964
vol. 55 (5): 622-637
The business of leisure: sport, labour and co-operation in post-war Britain
vol. 55 (5): 638-653
Unions, central banks, and EMU: labour market institutions and monetary integration in Europe
vol. 55 (5): 654-654
It's the labour costs stupid! Or is it? The complex origins of southern discomfort in the eurozone crisis
vol. 55 (5): 655-660
Europe would be better off without the Euro: a comparative political economy perspective on the Euro crisis
vol. 55 (5): 661-666
Unions, central banks and redistribution
vol. 55 (5): 667-672
What do unions do? And how do they do it?
vol. 55 (5): 673-679