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Labour History Sings – A Conference Report

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May 6, 2013
Labour History Sings – A Conference Report

The Pacific Northwest Labour History Association (PNLHA) held its 45th annual conference May 3-5, 2013, in Portland, Oregon, and like other years there was a wide variety of topics as well as styles of presentation. I was on the planning committee and made two presentations during the conference, so I am clearly not an...
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Hunting for Hobsbawms – A Tribute

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October 9, 2012
Hunting for Hobsbawms – A Tribute

It wasn’t difficult to find London’s Marx Memorial Library. It was just around the corner from the Betsey Trotwood, no doubt a favoured watering hole for more than a few earnest Marxist historians quenching their thirst before heading off to a corner of that tiny and somewhat clandestine place where Lenin once ran his...
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“New Labour History” pioneer dies

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December 5, 2011
“New Labour History” pioneer dies

David Montgomery, the well-respected American labour historian blacklisted as a union organizer in the 1950s, died on Dec. 2, 2011. A founder of what became known in the 1970s as the New Labour History, Montgomery is perhaps best known for his 1987 book The Fall of the House of Labor, a critical appraisal of...
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