New Book

On the Road to Global Labour History: A Festschrift for Marcel van der Linden

13th Mar 2019

On the Road to Global Labour History: A Festschrift for Marcel van der Linden

Edited by Karl Heinz Roth

• $28 / £24.99 • 9781608460120 • 412 Pages

Historical Materialism, new in paperback catalogue:

A comprehensive overview of the discipline of global labour history, including wide-ranging case studies which take into account the local, regional, and continental processes of the working class.

Global labour history is a latecomer to historical science. It has only developed in the last three decades. This anthology provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art, with prominent representatives of the discipline discussing its fundamental methodological and conceptual aspects. In addition, the volume contains field and case studies from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and China. In these studies, the local, regional, and continental constitutive processes of the working class are discussed from a global-historical perspective. The anthology has been composed as a Festschrift dedicated to Marcel van der Linden, the leading theoretician of, and networker for, global labour history.

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Karl Heinz Roth, M.D. (1986), Ph.D. (1992), is member of the executive board of the Stiftung für Sozialgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts (Bremen, Germany). He has published monographs and many articles on European global history of the twentieth century.

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