This is the first entry in a symposium on Steven High’s recently published Deindustrializing Montreal: Entangled Histories of Race, Residence, and Class (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022). The book tracks what High calls the “structural violence” and “social ruination” involved in the term deindustrialization.Read more →
posts and bio Lizabeth Cohen
Lizabeth Cohen is the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies and a Distinguished Service Professor in the History Department of Harvard University. She is the author of Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 (1990); A Consumers’ Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America (2003); and Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age (2019). She is currently working with co-author Herrick Chapman on a comparative study of deindustrialization in the United States and France, two Western democracies that were affected by similar economic pressures but experienced them with different cultural inclinations and governance structures.