Labor History (journal)
|The Labor Historian's Bulletin (1953-1960, ISSN 0456-9644); Newsletter (1967-1968)|
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|Edited by||Craig Phelan|
The journal was established in 1953 as the Labor Historian's Bulletin (ISSN 0456-9644), and later incorporated Newsletter (OCLC 16812578). In 1960, the journal changed its name to Labor History and was being published by the Tamiment Institute, later to be published by CarFax, a subsidiary of Taylor & Francis. In 2003 the journal was sold to Taylor and Francis. Following conflicts with the new publisher over editorial independence, editor-in-chief Leon Fink, the entire editorial board, and much of the editorial staff left to establish a rival journal, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas.
The journal is currently published by Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis.
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In 1974, Daniel Leab became editor and served the journal for more than two decades.
Each year, Labor History awards a number of writing prizes. Honors are given to the best essay on an American topic, best essay on a non-American or comparative topic, best essay written by a scholar within five years of completion of their Ph.D., best labor-themed dissertation, and best book on labor.
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According to Leon Fink, the former editor in chief of Labor History and editor of the new Labor, the principal issue was maintaining the journal's editorial independence. More than 40 people associated with the Taylor and Francis journal have joined Fink at the new Labor journal, including four associate editors, the book review editor, the six-person editorial committee, and the 30 contributing editors.