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

TOC: New issue of "Arbeit - Bewegung - Geschichte" (Labour - Movement - History) 2018/1

Arbeit - Bewegung - Geschichte (Labour - Movement - History)  is a triannual academic journal covering the history of German and international labour movements. From 2002-2015 it was known as "Jahrbuch für Forschungen zur Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung" (Labour History Yearbook).

The Herrin Massacre


One of the darker episodes of the early twentieth century American labor movement, the Herrin Massacre of 1922 stands out as an incident deserving a careful study.  Here at Montana State University we are processing the personal papers of Mike Clark, an environmental and social justice activist who gathered material on the Herrin incident early in his career.  Mr. Clark is anxious that some historian will make proper use of the file he gathered, and we are passing along his desire.

ANN: MARX200 - The German Labour Movement beyond Social Democracy and Communism

Germany was not only the birthplace of Marx and Engels 200 years ago, but also the origin of strong working-class movements. While German socialists became dominant in the 2nd International before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between Communism and Social Democracy—a political line that divided the country between 1949-1989, when West Germany considered itself a “social market economy” while East Germany built up a soviet-style planned economy.

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Fellowships, 2018-2019

Application deadline: March 1, 2018

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. More than twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.