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.

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Hagley Museum and Library Research Fellowships

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

Linna Bresette Tended the Fields of Social Justice

Kansas native Linna Bresette was a minority and women's worker advocate. She served as the field secretary of the Catholic Social Action Department, 1921-1951, where she compiled a landmark 1928 social study on Mexican workers in the U.S. For more, please see


W. J. Shepherd, Associate Archivist, CUA-http://libraries.cua.edu/staff/shepherw/

Business History Conference Call for Papers/Civilizations/Deadline October 3, 21016


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.


Call for Panelists: LAWCHA 2017

I'm looking for panelists for a session at LAWCHA (June 2017). My work considers the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now to build a multiethnic, multiracial working class, in which low-income women played a leading role. The panel might address changing meanings and/or changing political salience of "working class," responses to neoliberal policymaking, or some other issue, depending on who wants to join in.

If you are interested, please contact me at marisa.chappell@oregonstate.edu.