Book Reviews

A growing list of reviews of books related to labor and labor history:

March, 2018

House of Earth

House of Earth
by Woody Guthrie

Review by Joshua Barnett






February, 2018

The Great Baseball Revolt: The Rise and Fall of the 1890 Players League
by Robert B. Ross

Review by Edward G. Mahoney






January, 2018

The Best Labor History Movies of All Time
Reviews by John M. Becker




Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order
by Jon Shelton

Review by Professor Robert D. Parmet



December, 2017


The Last Ballad
by Wiley Cash

Review by Jane Latour



October, 2017


Are Players’ Unions Good for Professional Sports?
edited by Thomas Riggs

Review by Mark Altschuler






September, 2017

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Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives at Work
by Gillian Thomas

Review by Jane Latour





June, 2017


Jews in the American Labor Movement:
Past, Present & Future
by Bennett Muraskin

Review by Keith Danish




May, 2017

We Are One

We Are One: Stories of Work, Life and Love
edited by Elizabeth Gottlieb (Hardball Press, 2015)

Review by Marcia Newfield






Joelito's Big DecisionJoelito’s Big Decision, La Gran Decisión de Joelito
by Ann Berlak, illustrated by Daniel Camacho (Hardball Press, 2015)

Review by Marcia Newfield




City of DreamsCity of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles

by Jerald Podair (Princeton University Press, 2017)
Review by Kelsey Harrison






February, 2017



White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

by Nancy Isenberg (New York: Viking, 2016)
Review by Laura Hapke

January, 2017


The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology
by Aldon D. Morris (Oakland: University of California Press, 2015), 282 pages
Review by Maynard Seider