Welcome to H-Labor, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-labor is particularly interested in fostering international discussion and colaboration on labor history topics. It also recognizes that teaching the history of workers entails maintaining some knowledge of working people and their unions today.

Recent Content

Mapping the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

The IWW History Project is now live. Based at the University of Washington, the online project reveals in new ways the rich history of the Industrial Workers of the World during the formative years, 1905-1935. The project has many dimensions, but at the center are interactive maps and datasets that show the geography and density of IWW activism. http://depts.washington.edu/iww

CFP: edited volume on global history of the IWW

Friends and Fellow Workers:

We are writing to ask you to consider contributing to a volume on the global history of the Industrial Workers of the World tentatively titled WOBBLIES OF THE WORLD: TOWARDS A GLOBAL HISTORY OF THE IWW. We envision this as an effort to consolidate new understandings of the contributions and organizing by the IWW across national borders. We envision a number of themes running through the book organized into different “scales of analysis.”