Studies in Working-Class History 


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Journal Current volume: 18 Frequency: Quarterly

Academic Editor: Leon Fink

The official journal for the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA). A subscription to Labor is available through membership in LAWCHA.

The labor question—who will do the work and under what economic and political terms?—beckons today with renewed global urgency. As a site for both historical research and commentary, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History hopes to provide an intellectual scaffolding for understanding the roots of continuing social dilemmas. We invite submissions that explore the situation, subjectivity, or strategy of working men and women in any era. Although the tradition from which we emerge and to which we still pay critical homage has focused primarily on social movements and institutions based on “free” industrial labor, we mean to give equal attention to other labor systems and social contexts (e.g., slavery and other coercive labor forms, agricultural work, unpaid and domestic labor, the contingent or informal sector, the professions). While we begin with the US experience, we intend to extend our literacy not only across the American hemisphere but also, by way of transnational, international, and comparative themes, toward a truly global reach. To these ends, we look not only to academic historians but also to other scholars, journalists, labor educators, poets, and writer-activists for research articles, interpretive essays, notes and documents, and reviews.

The journal is endorsed by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), an initiative of the Association of Research Libraries.


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Editorial Office:
Labor: Studies in Working-Class History
Kalmanovitz Initiative
209 Maguire Hall
Georgetown University
37th and O Sts. NW
Washington, DC 20057
202-687-8607 (fax)

Leon Fink, Georgetown University

Book Reviews Editor:
Vanessa May, Seton Hall University

Associate Editors:

Up for Debate
Eric Arnesen

Arts and Media
Richard Wells

The Common Verse
Jim Daniels

Rosemary Feurer

Contemporary Affairs
Tobias Higbie

Greg Kealey

Latin America and the Caribbean
Michael Snodgrass

Alex Lichtenstein

South Asia
Ravi Ahuja

Marilyn Lake

Europe (focus Western Europe)
Stefan Berger

Europe (focus Eastern Europe)
Susan Zimmermann

Managing Editor:
Patrick Dixon

Editorial Assistant:
Ian Gavigan
David "Mac" Marquis

Editorial Committee:
Eileen Boris
Dorothy Sue Cobble
Joshua Freeman
Julie Greene
William Jones
Seth Rockman

Online Editors:
Keona Ervin
LaShawn Harris
Mark Lause
Chad Pearson
Lisa Phillips
Emily La Barbera Twarog

Contributing Editors:
David Anderson
James Barrett
Rana P. Behal
Kevin Boyle
Aviva Chomsky
Tula Connell
Jefferson Cowie
Colin Davis
Paulo Fontes
Matt Garcia
Erik Gellman
Thavolia Glymph
Jeffrey Gould
James Gregory
Sonia Hernandez
William Jones
Moon-Ho Jung
Alice Kessler-Harris
Kurt Korneski
Robert Korstad
Max Krochmal
Aldo Lauria-Santiago
Bruce Laurie
Lisa Levenstein
Nelson Lichtenstein
Jana Lipman
Kelly Lytle Hernández
Joseph McCartin
Elizabeth McKillen
Keri Leigh Merritt
Prabhu Mohapatra
Robyn Muncy
Polly Myers
Liesl Miller Orenic
Annelise Orleck
Juan Manuel Palacio
Christopher Phelps
Kim Phillips-Fein
Jacob Remes
Marc S. Rodriguez
Jarod Roll
Sarah F. Rose
Ronald W. Schatz
Ernesto Semán
Jon Shelton
Elizabeth Tandy Shermer
Stacey Smith
Randi Storch
Shelton Stromquist
Fernando Teixeira da Silva
Lara Vapnek
Jessica Wilkerson

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Labor encourages authors to submit manuscripts electronically. Include the article's title but not the author's name or institution; provide the latter information, as well as a telephone number, in the cover e-mail. Please confirm also that the manuscript has not been submitted elsewhere and will not be before a decision on publication has been made by the editor of Labor. Typically, manuscript submissions to Labor should not exceed 10,000 words, including footnotes.

Direct editorial correspondence and manuscripts for submission to Professor Leon Fink, Kalmanovitz Initiative, 209 Maguire Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O Sts. NW, Washington, DC 20057; phone: 202-687-2293; fax: 202-687-8607; e-mail:

Direct editorial correspondence and manuscripts for book reviews to Professor Vanessa May, Department of History, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079; e-mail:

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ISSN: 1547-6715
e-ISSN: 1558-1454