RIP David Montgomery, 1927-2011

David Montgomery died yesterday. Montgomery was an historian of the first rank who specialized in American labor history, an original voice of the New Labor History and the author or co-editor of the following major books:

Beyond Equality: Labor and the Radical Republicans, 1862-1872

Workers’ Control in America: Studies in the History of Work, Technology, and Labor Struggles

The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925

Citizen Worker: The Experience of Workers in the United States with Democracy and the Free Market during the Nineteenth Century

Black Workers’ Struggle for Equality in Birmingham

His voice will be missed.

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