Historicizing the Channels and Landscapes of Power and Struggle in the Neoliberal City

Scholars from a variety of fields identify a late twentieth century “Neoliberal turn” that secured increasing power and wealth for a narrowing elite and marginalized democratic institutions. Yet, historians struggle to explain what exactly separates neoliberalism’s brand of inequality from its predecessors, and whether it fully contextualizes everyday struggles of people “on the ground.” The […]

The Future of Teaching Labor and Working-Class History

Are courses in labor and working-class history in higher education on the decline? If so, is this a particular problem, or part of a more general crisis in the discipline? Are students less interested in labor history than they once were? How have courses on race, gender, and sexuality enriched our teaching of labor? What […]