restricted access   Volume 14, Number 2, May 2017

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction

pp. 1-5

The Common Verse

Paris Rain

p. 7


Putting History to Work: The Labor Archives of Washington as a Model for Forging Stronger Connections between Labor and the Academy

pp. 9-11

Whither Labor History?

Finding Labor History in the History of Capitalism

pp. 13-20

Up For Debate

"As Long as There Survives": Contemplating the Wagner Act after Eighty Years

pp. 21-42

A Wagner Act for Today: Save the Preamble but Not the Rest?

pp. 43-47

A Wide View of the Wagner Act at Eighty

pp. 49-53

Imagining a New Labor Law for a New Era of Work

pp. 55-59


pp. 61-67


The Idea of Full Employment: A Challenge to Capitalism in the New Deal Era

pp. 69-93


Taking Exception

pp. 95-99

Book Reviews

Henry Ford's Plan for the American Suburb: Dearborn and Detroit by Heather B. Barrow (review)

pp. 100-102

Punishment in Paradise: Race, Slavery, Human Rights, and a Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Penal Colony by Peter M. Beattie (review)

pp. 103-104

Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship by Robert Bussel (review)

pp. 105-106

The Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the American Working Class ed. by Christopher D. Cantwell, Heath W. Carter, and Janine Giordano Drake (review)

pp. 107-109

Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago by Heath W. Carter, and: No Depression in Heaven: The Great Depression, the New Deal, and the Transformation of Religion in the Delta by Alison Collis Greene (review)

pp. 110-113

Labour Goes to War: The CIO and the Construction of a New Social Order, 1939-1945 by Wendy Cuthbertson (review)

pp. 114-115

In Defiance of Boundaries: Anarchism in Latin American History ed. by Geoffroy de Laforcade and Kirwin Shaffer (review)

pp. 116-118

Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie by Elizabeth Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf (review)

pp. 119-120

Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution since the Age of FDR by Donna T. Haverty-Stacke (review)

pp. 121-122

From Slave Girls to Salvation: Gender, Race, and Victoria's Chinese Rescue Home, 1886–1923 by Shelly D. Ikebuchi (review)

pp. 123-124

Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway? Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Deal Era by Shannon King (review)

pp. 125-126

The New Freedom and the Radicals: Woodrow Wilson, Progressive Views of Radicalism, and the Origins of Repressive Tolerance by Jacob Kramer (review)

pp. 127-129

Strangers on Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection by Edward Dallam Melillo (review)

pp. 130-131

New Labor in New York: Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement ed. by Ruth Milkman and Ed Ott (review)

pp. 132-134

Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement by Premilla Nadasen (review)

pp. 135-136

Slaughterhouse: Chicago's Union Stock Yard and the World It Made by Dominic A. Pacyga (review)

pp. 137-139

Union Power: Solidarity and Struggle in Niagara by Carmela Patrias and Larry Savage (review)

pp. 140-141

Thiefing a Chance: Factory Work, Illicit Labor, and Neoliberal Subjectivities in Trinidad by Rebecca Prentice (review)

pp. 142-143

Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era by Jacob A. C. Remes (review)

pp. 144-146

Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity ed. by Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage (review)

pp. 147-148

Forging Rivals: Race, Class, Law, and the Collapse of Postwar Liberalism by Reuel Schiller (review)

pp. 149-151

Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Enterprise in an Antebellum Southern Port by Michael D. Thompson (review)

pp. 152-153

Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910 by Julie M. Weise (review)

pp. 154-155

Immigrants against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America by Kenyon Zimmer (review)

pp. 156-157