DISCUSSION - Reflections on the Writing of Labor History

Galenson, Walter
October 1957
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Oct57, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p85
Academic Journal
In arguing the thesis that research in American labor history is presently being neglected, the author of this article deplores the tendency of many recent histories to concentrate on describing current events in a manner either partisan or lacking in true perspective. Suggestions are offered as to the types of history most needed at this time, and several methodological problems are discussed. The author declares, however, that no basic improvement can be expected until both economists and professional historians alter their current prejudices toward the study of labor history.


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