Issues of Labor

Labor 9.2 (Summer, 2012)

In This Issue

The Common Verse

Joan Mazza, “Self-Portrait as a Microbiologist

Contemporary Affairs

Robert D. Johnston, “The Madison Moment: Labor Historians as Public Intellectuals during the Wisconsin Labor Crisis


Christopher Phelps, “Port Huron at Fifty: The New Left and Labor: An Interview with Kim Moody

Up for Debate

Dennis Deslippe, “On the Importance of Affirmative Action: Labor Liberals and the Recasting of “Contract Unionism”
Paul Moreno, “Union Job Protection Equals Discrimination
Ava Baron, “Affirmative Action and the Unhappy Marriage of Union Rights and Equality Rights
Joseph A. McCartin, “Details, Details: Unions, Affirmative Action, and the Deslippe Thesis
William P. Jones, “Does the Exception Prove the Rule?
Dennis Deslippe, “Response


Charles McGraw, “Mammy at MacClenny, Jezebel in Jacksonville: Southern Fever Nursing in History and Memory

Review Essay

Susan Dewey, “The Feminized Labor of Sex Work: Two Decades of Feminist Historical and Ethnographic Research

Museum Reviews

  • Seth C. Bruggeman, “The New Labor History Museum: A Status Report”
  • Beth English, “Lowell National Historical Park”
  • David Witwer, “Eckley Miners’ Village”
  • William J. Bauer, Jr., “California State Indian Museum”
  • Patricia A. Reeve, “Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea”
  • Trevor Griffey, “Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience”

Book Reviews

  • Benjamin L. Carp, Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of AmericaGary B. Nash
  • James J. Conolly, An Elusive Unity: Urban Democracy and Machine Politics in Industrializing America Gregory P. Downs
  • Jefferson Cowie, Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class Elizabeth Tandy Shermer
  • Rosanne Currarina, The Labor Question in America: Economic Democracy in the Gilded AgeDavid M. Struthers
  • Susan Dewey, Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt TownEileen Boris
  • Jan Goggans, California on the Breadlines: Dorothea Lange, Paul Taylor, and the Making of a New Deal NarrativeSusan Levine
  • Erin Hatton, The Temp Economy: From Kelly Girls to Permatemps in Postwar AmericaJ. Andrew Ross
  • Robb Linné, Leigh Benin, and Adrienne Sosin, eds, Organizing the Curriculum: Perspectives on Teaching the US Labor MovementAndrew B. Arnold
  • Harvey Neptune, Caliban and the Yankees: Trinidad and the United States OccupationJana J. Lipman
  • Bryan D. Palmer, Canada’s 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious EraLawrence Aronsen
  • Donald W. Rogers, Making Capitalism Safe: Workplace Safety and Health Regulation in America, 1880 – 1940Jamie L. Bronstein
  • Allan M. Winkler, “To Everything There Is a Season”: Pete Seeger and the Power of SongWill Kaufman