LaborStudies in Working-Class History

The official journal for the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA)

Winner of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals’ Best New Journal award for 2005

Individual subscribers and institutions with electronic access can view issues of Labor at Duke University Press Journals website.

As a site for both historical research and commentary, Labor hopes to provide a scaffolding for understanding the roots of our current dilemmas. While still engaging social movements and institutions based on industrial work, Labor gives equal attention to other critical labor systems and social contexts, including agricultural work, slavery, unpaid and domestic labor, the informal sector, and the professions. We look not only to academic historians but also to other scholars, journalists, labor educators, poets, and writer-activists for submissions.

While the scholarly article and book review serve as the foundation of LABOR, the journal contains a number of sections designed to broaden its reach and purpose. The “Contemporary Affairs” section offers labor historians concerned with the search for “a usable past” a platform to address contemporary problems of workers and their unions. “Up for Debate” allows for a focused argument by several scholars on an important theme. “The Common Verse” displays a diversity of poems that give voice to American workers. And a recent new section “Whither Labor History?” analyzes the current state of labor history.

The journal is endorsed by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), an initiative of the Association of Research Libraries.

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Frequency: Quarterly


Labor encourages authors to submit manuscripts electronically. Include the article’s title but not the author’s name or institution; provide the latter information, as well as a telephone number, in the cover e-mail. Please confirm also that the manuscript has not been submitted elsewhere and will not be before a decision on publication has been made by the editor of Labor. Typically, manuscript submissions to Labor should not exceed 10,000 words, including footnotes.

Direct editorial correspondence and manuscripts for submission to Professor Leon Fink, Department of History (MC 198), University of Illinois at Chicago, 913 University Hall, 601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607; phone: 312-413-9358; fax: 312-996-6377; e-mail: [email protected].

Direct editorial correspondence and manuscripts for book reviews to Professor Cindy Hahamovitch, Department of History, College of William and Mary, PO. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795; e-mail: [email protected].

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Indexed/abstracted in the following: Alternative Press Index, America: History and Life, Current Abstracts, Historical Abstracts, SocINDEX, Sociological Abstracts.