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). Alex edits the public history blog, "Marked, Unmarked, Remembered," for Labor Online. He recently took 27 students on a tour of civil rights heritage sites across the South.

Noel Ignatiev’s Acceptable Men: Life in the Largest Steel Mill in the World: A Conversation

by on June 17, 2022

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.

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Forum on John French’s Lula and His Politics of Cunning

by on September 6, 2021

Labor Online is pleased to present the entire forum on John French’s new book,  Lula and His Politics of Cunning:From Metalworker to President of Brazil recently published in Labor: Studies in Working Class History.

The forum includes essays by Adrián Lerner Patrón, Alejandro Velasco, Antonio Luigi Negro, Alex Lichtenstein, and Brodwyn Fischer,  with a response by John French, all offered free until the end of November, courtesy of Duke University Press.

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