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

Putting Their Money Where Their Hearts Were: The Mohlers Contribute to Immigration and Social Welfare History

Bruce and Dorothy (Abts) Mohler were two remarkable people who  each contributed a lifetime of humanitarian service in regard to the crucial issues of immigration (Bruce) and charity (Dorothy). In addition to this legacy of service, they not only left their aforementioned archival papers but also a stupendous financial bequest to the Catholic U. Archives in Washinton, D.C., to collect and safeguard archival collections promoting the study of American Catholic history, including immigration, labor, and social work. For more see

Business History Conference Call for Papers/Civilizations



2017 Business History Conference Annual Meeting

Denver, Colorado, March 30-April 1, 2017


Civilizations is the theme of the 2017 Business History Conference meeting. From the House of Medici to Japan, Inc., business and commerce have shaped society and public life.  Eighteenth-century social theorists such as Montesquieu and Smith described the “civilizing” process of long-distance trade networks in agricultural staples and luxury goods in the transition from feudalism to commercialism.

Hagley Library Fellowships/Grants Awarded July 2016

The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware is pleased to announce the recipients of grants and fellowships awarded in July, 2016.  Please note that the next deadline for applications for the exploratory and Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship is October 31th.  The H. B. du Pont Dissertation Fellowship deadline is November 15th.


Carol Ressler Lockman

Manager, Hagley Center

PO Box 3630

Wilmington DE  19807