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LaborOnline features short essays that discuss labor and working class history and its meaning for the present. We feature one essay from each issue of the quarterly journal, Labor: Studies in Working Class History. Contact editor Rosemary Feurer ([email protected]) if you have an idea or story for the blog. Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter, @LaborOnline! Subscribe to the LAWCHA RSS Feed!

Rethinking Working-Class Identity in Northwest Timber Country

Steven Beda’s essay, “‘Tie a Yellow Ribbon for the Working Man’: Environmental Conflict and Working-Class Politics in Oregon Timber Country, 1970–Present,” in issue 19:1 (March 2023) of Labor: Studies in Working Class History is available for free until July 30, 2023, courtesy of Duke University Press. In this essay Beda introduces the article with ruminations about working-class identity and images from a recent trip back to Oregon Timber Country. We will post author essays highlighting findings from this issue over the next few weeks. Read more →

May 30th, 2023