People’s History: What Is It? What Might It Become?

A way of doing history that Jesse Lemisch long ago christened “doing history from the bottom up” has recently lost Vincent Harding, David Montgomery, Alfred Young, and Howard Zinn. The conference theme of Fighting Inequality requires a history in which the past and the possible future are seen through the eyes of the poor, the […]

Solidarity Unionism

The 21st century has brought about a new age of economic turmoil in which modern-day employers rely heavily on an increasingly low-wage and precarious workforce to keep the wheels turning. Utilizing Staughton Lynd’s newly reissued classic, Solidarity Unionism, and Jeremy Brecher’s new edition of Strike! which contains a chapter on the working class mini-revolts of […]