The labor historians of the 1960s were born into the culture of unity forged in the working-class movement’s classical phase, between 1890 and 1945. In one form or another, they told the story of this process, not realizing how radically it might come undone.
Democrats should abandon the specter of the right-wing hard hat, and recognize today’s working class for what it really is.
Two new books illustrate the central role of black women’s convict labor in the construction of the Jim Crow South, white womanhood, and American capitalism writ large.
If graduate students like myself do not want to come into work one day to find ourselves replaced by video lectures delivered by “information curators,” we will have to learn to take collective action.