In 2021, the radical publisher, Charles H. Kerr, published a “memoir” by the late Noel Ignatiev (1940-2019), Acceptable Men Life in the Largest Steel Mill in the World. Rather than review the book, Labor OnLine decided instead to convene a conversation with four activist-scholars who could shed light on Noel’s experience at US Steel, and offer their own critique of his account of working life there.Read more →
posts and bio Alex Lichtenstein
Alex Lichtenstein is professor of history at Indiana University, a Research Fellow at the International Studies Group, University of the Free State, and the former editor in chief of the American Historical Review. He writes about both US and South African labor history. His most recent work, with Andrew Lichtenstein, is Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory (2017).