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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:
    Cindy Hahamovitch, College of William and Mary

    Associate Editors:

    Up for Debate
    Eric Arnesen

    Arts and Media
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    Jim Daniels

    Rosemary Feurer

    Contemporary Affairs
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    Michael Snodgrass

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    South Asia
    Ravi Ahuja

    Marilyn Lake

    Europe (focus Western Europe)
    Stefan Berger

    Europe (focus Eastern Europe)
    Susan Zimmerman

    Managing Editor:
    Patrick Dixon

    Editorial Assistant:
    David "Mac" Marquis

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

    Online Editors:
    LaShawn Harris
    Emily La Barbera Twarog
    Clarence Lang
    Mark Lause
    Chad Pearson
    Lisa Phillips

    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
    Kelly Lytle Hernández
    Sonia Hernandez
    William Jones
    Moon-Ho Jung
    Alice Kessler-Harris
    Kurt Korneski
    Robert Korstad
    Max Krochmal
    Aldo Lauria-Santiago
    Bruce Laurie
    Lisa Levenstein
    Alex Lichtenstein
    Nelson Lichtenstein
    Jana Lipman
    Vanessa May
    Joseph McCartin
    Elizabeth McKillen
    Keri Leigh Merritt
    Liesl Miller Orenic
    Prabhu Mohapatra
    Robyn Muncy
    Polly Myers
    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
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    Fernando Teixeira da Silva
    Lara Vapnek
    Jessica Wilkerson

  • 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 Cindy Hahamovitch, Department of History, College of William and Mary, PO. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795; e-mail:

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    May 2019 (16:2) - Closes 02/27/19
    September 2019 (16:3) - Closes 06/24/19
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  • Description

    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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    Indexed/abstracted in the following:Alternative Press Index, America: History and Life, Current Abstracts, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Historical Abstracts, Left Index (Online), MLA International Bibliography, Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, Political Science Complete, Social Science Premium Collection, SocINDEX, SocINDEX with Full Text, Sociological Abstracts, Sociology Collection, TOC Premier, Ulrichsweb, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.

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