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Assessing Men and Maids: The Female Servant Tax and Meanings of Productive Labour in Late-Eighteenth-Century Britain
Susan E. Brown

"Campaigns of Curiosity": Class Crossing and Role Reversal in British Domestic Service, 1890-1950
Lucy Delap

Race, Republicanism, and Domestic Service in the Antebellum United States
Mary Cathryn Cain

"Problematic Bodies": Negotiations and Terminations in Domestic Service in Jamaica, 1920-1970
Michele A. Johnson


Exploring Themes in the Scholarship on Twentieth Century Domestic Work in Canada and the United States
Susana P. Miranda

Recreation as Vice: Drugs in Twentieth-Century Canada
Craig Heron

Reading Communist Biographies: The Birth of American Communism, International Communism through the Cold War's Early Years and the New Communist Movement
Victor G. Devinatz













  • Allan Antliff, Anarchy and Art: From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall (Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2007) and Josh MacPhee and Erik Reuland, eds., Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority (Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2007).
    David S. Mather
  • Alan Wald, Trinity of Passion: The Literary Left and the Antifascist Crusade (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2007).
    Alan Filreis
  • Margaret Garb, City of American Dreams: A History of Home Ownership and Housing Reform in Chicago, 1871-1919 (Chicago: The University of Chicago, 2005) and Andrew Wiese, Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century (Chicago: The University of Chicago, 2005).
    Preston H. Smith II
  • Harvey Amani Whitfield, Blacks on the Border: The Black Refugees in British North America, 1815-1860 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006).
    Sarah-Jane (Saje) Mathieu
  • Annelise Orleck, Storming Caesar's Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty (Boston: Beacon Press, 2005).
    Christina Greene
  • Cynthia A. Young, Soul Power: Culture, Radicalism, and the Making of a U.S. Third World Left (Durham: Duke University Press, 2006).
    Van Gosse
  • Dan Berger, Outlaws of America: the Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2006).
    David Barber
  • Alan Sica and Stephen Turner, eds., The Disobedient Generation: Social Theorists in the Sixties (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).
    Michael E. Brown
  • Xiaolan Bao, Holding Up More Than Half the Sky: Chinese Women Garment Workers in New York City, 1948-92 (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. 2006) and Moon-Kie Jung, Reworking Race: The Making of Hawaii's Interracial Labor Movement (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006).
    Yong Chen
  • Najia Aarim-Heriot, Chinese Immigrants, African Americans, and Racial Anxiety in the United States, 1848-1882 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006).
    Caroline Waldron Merithew
  • José M. Alamillo, Making Lemonade Out of Lemons: Mexican American Labor and Leisure in a California Town 1880-1960 (University of Illinois Press: Urbana, 2006).
    Adrian Cruz
  • Rosemary Feurer, Radical Unionism in the Mid-West, 1900 - 1950 (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2006).
    Jason Russell
  • Katherine Archibald, Wartime Shipyard: A Study in Social Disunity (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2006).
    Ruth Percy
  • Ramsay Cook, The Teeth of Time: Remembering Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006).
    Matthew Hayday
  • William Tetley, The October Crisis, 1970. An Insider's View (Montreal & Kingston, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007).
    Marcel Martel
  • Andrée Lévesque, translated by Yvonne M. Klein, Red Travellers: Jeanne Corbin and Her Comrades (Montreal and Kingston: McGill Queens University Press, 2006).
    Joan Sangster
  • Tamara Myers, Caught: Montreal's Modern Girls and the Law, 1869-1945(Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006).
    Bryan Hogeveen
  • Robert Gagnon, Questions d'égouts: Santé publique, infrastructures et urbanisation à Montréal au XIXème siècle (Montréal: Boréal, 2006).
    Dan Horner
  • Celia Haig-Brown and David Nock, eds., With Good Intentions: Euro-Canadian Aboriginal Relations in Colonial Canada (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1997).
    Melinda Nosal-Buzak
  • Samuel K. Cohn Jr., Lust for Liberty: The Politics of Social Revolt in Medieval Europe, 1200-1425 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006).
    Margaret McGlynn
  • David Porter, ed., Vision on Fire: Emma Goldman on the Spanish Revolution, 2nd ed. (Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2006) and Robin Adèle Greeley, Surrealism and the Spanish Civil War (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006).
    Sasha D. Pack
  • John Rodden, Textbook Reds: Schoolbooks, Ideology and Eastern German Identity. (University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006).
    Hope M. Harrison
  • Anne E. Gorsuch and Diane P. Koenker, eds., Turizm: The Russian and East European Tourist Under Capitalism and Socialism (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2006).
    Michelle A. Standley
  • Eugene Gogol, Raya Dunayevskaya: Philosopher of Marxist-Humanism (Eugene, Oregon: Resource Publications, 2004).
    Peter Campbell
  • Bonny Ibhawoh, Imperialism and Human Rights: Colonial Discourses of Rights and Liberties in African History (New York: State University of New York Press, 2006).
    Eleni Coundouriotis
  • Marina Sitrin, ed., Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina (Oakland: AK Press, 2006).
    Patricia Juarez-Dappe
  • Steve J. Stern, Battling for Hearts and Minds: Memory Struggles in Pinochet's Chile, 1973-1988 (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2006).
    Alexander Wilde
  • Sobhanlal Datta Gupta, Comintern and the Destiny of Communism in India, 1919-1943: Dialectics of Real and a Possible History (Kolkata: Seribann, 2006).
    William A. Pelz
  • Steven Flusty, De-Coca-Colonization: Making the Globe from the Inside Out (New York and London: Routledge, 2004).
    Christine Doran




Spring/Summer 2007
Volume 12, Number 1


A Critical Theory of Subalternity: Rethinking Class in Indian Historiography
Vinayak Chaturvedi

"Married men should, I feel, be treated differently": Work, Relief, and Unemployed Men on the Urban Canadian Prairie, 1929-32
Eric Strikwerda

Wild Bulls, Discarded Foreigners, and Brash Champions: US Empire and the Cultural Constructions of Argentine Boxers
Daniel Fridman and David Sheinin


An Interview with John McMillian
Ben Holtzman


Living in Los Angeles: Places, People, and Politics
Phoebe S. Kropp

From the Stone the Builders Rejected: Towards a New Civil Rights Historiography
Jeanne Theoharis

Peace in the Neighbourhood
Geoff Eley



  • Gael Graham, Young Activists: American High School Students in the Age of Protest (Dekalb, Ill.: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006).
    Cyril Levitt
  • John Hoerr, Harry, Tom, and Father Rice: Accusation and Betrayal in America's Cold War (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005).
    Ali Fisher
  • Stephen Bocking, Nature's Experts: Science, Politics, and the Environment (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004).
    Harold L. Platt, Shock Cities: The Environmental Transformation of Manchester and Chicago (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2005).
    James Murton
  • Sheila McManus, The Line Which Separates: Race, Gender, and the Making of the Alberta-Montana Borderlands (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2005).
    Michelle Rhodes
  • Mark A. Lause, Young America: Land, Labour, and the Republican Community (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005).
    Jane Flaherty
  • Shelton Stromquist, Reinventing "The People": The Progressive Movement, the Class Problem, and the Origins of Modern Liberalism (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2006).
    R. Todd Laugen
  • Paul Ortiz, Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005)
    William P. Jones, The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005).
    Jack S. Blocker Jr.
  • Kevin Murphy, Revolution and Counterrevolution: Class Struggle in a Moscow Metal Factory, International Studies in Social History Series (New York: Berghahn Books, 2005).
    Jeffrey J. Rossman, Worker Resistance under Stalin: Class and Revolution on the Shop Floor (Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press, 2005).
    Tracy McDonald
  • Carl R. Weinberg, Labour, Loyalty, Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois Coal Miners and World War I (Carbondale, Il.: Southern Illinois University Press, 2005).
    John R. Hinde
  • Ruth Frager and Carmela Patrias, Discounted Labour Women Workers in Canada, 1870-1939 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005)
    Nancy MacLean, Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace (Cambridge, Mass Harvard University Press, 2006).
    Meg Luxton
  • Craig Heron and Steve Penfold, The Worker's Festival: A History of Labour Day in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005).
    Bonnie Huskins
  • Hyun Ok Park, Two Dreams in One Bed: Empire, Social Life and the Origins of the North Korean Revolution in Manchuria (Durham: Duke University Press, 2005).
    Janice C. H. Kim
  • Jorge Ibarra, Prologue to Revolution: Cuba, 1898-1958 (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998).
    Alejandra Bronfman
  • Paul Buhle, Tim Hector: A Caribbean Radical's Story. Afterword by Eusi Kwayana. (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2006)
    Matthew Quest
  • Florencia E. Mallon, Courage Tastes of Blood: The Mapuche Community of Nicolás Ailío and the Chilean State, 1906-200 (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005).
    David Sheinin
  • Geoff Eley, A Crooked Line: From Cultural History to the History of Society (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005).
    Marlene Shore
  • Nadine Hubbs, The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004).
    Judith A. Peraino, Listening to the Sirens: Musical Technologies of Queer Identity from Homer to Hedwig (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005).
    Jone Devlin
  • Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire (London: Hamish Hamilton, 2004).
    Ben Dorfman
  • Philippa Levine, Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire (New York: Routledge, 2003).
    Philip Howell
  • Zwia Lipkin, Useless to the State: "Social Problems" and Social Engineering in Nationalist Nanjing, 1927-1937 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006).
    Alexandra Minna Stern, Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005).
    Yuehtsen Juliette Chung




Special Issue: Masculinities
Fall/Winter 2006
Volume 11, Number 2


"The world will always want men": Anna Julia Cooper, Womanly Black Manhood, and "Predominant Man-Influence"
Malinda Alaine Lindquist

Gesturing Towards Definition: Passing Thoughts on Lack and the Phallus
Susannah Bredenkamp

Liberal Heterosexism: Masculinity, Male Heterosexuality, and the 1969 National Institute of Mental Health Task Force Report on Homosexuality
Joseph Lapsley

Liberal Nationalism and the Challenge of Masculinity Studies in Quebec
Jeffery Vacante

Gender and Labour/Working Class History in Comparative Perspective: The Syndicalist and Wobbly Experience in the USA, Australia, and New Zealand
Francis Shor


Review Essay

New Directions in the Histories of Men, Masculinity, and War
Cheryl Koos

Book Reviews

  • Steve Estes, I Am a Man! Race, Manhood, and the Civil Rights Movement (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005).
    Yuichiro Onishi
  • Matt Houlbrook, Queer London: Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis; 1918-1957 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).
    Amy Bell
  • Brad Beaven, Leisure, Citizenship and Working-Class Men in Britain, 1850-1945 (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2005).
    Craig Heron
  • Christopher E. Forth, The Dreyfus Affair and the Crisis of French Manhood (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004).
    Cheryl A. Koos
  • Rachel Devlin, Relative Intimacy: Fathers, Adolescent Daughters, and Postwar American Culture (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005).
    Jason Reid
  • Helen Harden Chenut, The Fabric of Gender: Working Class Culture in Third Republic France (University Park: Penn State Press, 2005).
    Daniella Sarnoff
  • Raymond Jonas, The Tragic Tale of Claire Ferchaud and the Great War (Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 2005).
    Sean Kennedy
  • Miriam G. Reumann, American Sexual Character: Sex, Gender, and National Identity in the Kinsey Reports (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2005).
    Sheila McManus
  • Harlan Greene. The German Officer's Boy (Madison, Wisconsin: Terrace Books, 2005).
    Julia Torrie
  • Dagmar Herzog. Sex after Fascism: Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005).
    Jeremy Weijerman
  • Bettina Bradbury and Tamara Myers, eds., Negotiating Identities in 19th and 20th Century Montreal (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2005).
    Magda Fahrni, Household Politics: Montreal Families and Postwar Reconstruction (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005).
    Christine Hudon
  • Suzanne Desan, The Family on Trial in Revolutionary France Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004).
    Julie A. Johnson
  • Marlene Epp, Franca Iacovetta, and Frances Swyripa, eds., Sisters or Strangers? Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004).
    Kristin Burnett
  • Nadja Durbach, Bodily Matters: The Anti-vaccination Movement in England, 1853-1907 (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2005).
    Chris Dooley
  • Pablo Emilio Pérez-Mallaína, Spain's Men of the Sea: Daily Life on the Indies Fleets in the Sixteenth Century, translated by Carla Rahn Phillips, (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998).
    Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez



Special Issue: What Is Left History
Spring 2006
Volume 11, Number 1

Symposium: What Is Left History?

Karen Dubinsky
Geoff Eley
Jeet Heer
Craig Heron
Franca Iacovetta
Linda Kealey
Molly Ladd-Taylor
Bryan Palmer
William Pelz
Liza Piper
Vijay Prashad
Molly Ladd Taylor


Radical Historians and the Liberal Establishment: Staughton Lynd’s Life with History
Carl Mirra



A Conversation with Tariq Ali
Jeet Heer

Conference Report

Review of “Labouring Feminisms and Feminist Working-Class History in North America and Beyond,” 29 September-2 October 2005, Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto.
Rhonda L. Hinther

Review Essays

Democracy in North America: Two Views of Mexico
Peter Shklanka

The Postwar Compromise and the Future of North American Unionism
Charles Smith


  • Ian McKay, Rebels, Reds, Radicals: Rethinking Canada’s Left History (Toronto: Between the Lines, 2005)
    Steve Penfold
  • Gareth Stedman Jones, An End to Poverty? A Historical Debate (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004)
    Stephen Heathorn
  • David Rogers and John McLeod, eds., The Revision of Englishness (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2004)
    Todd Webb
  • Peter Winn, ed., Victims of the Chilean Miracle: Workers and Neoliberalism in the Pinochet Era, 1973-2002 (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004)
    David Sheinin
  • Mary Gluck, Popular Bohemia: Modernism and Urban Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005)
    Julie A. Johnson
  • Victor Serge, What Every Radical Should Know About State Repression: A Guide for Activists (Melbourne and New York: Ocean Press, 2005). Introduction by Dalia Hashad. First printed as Les Coulisses d'une Sûreté générale. Ce que tout révolutionaire doit savoir de la repression (Paris: Librairie du Travail, 1926)
    James Muir
  • Michael H. Kater, Hitler Youth (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004)
    Eric A. Johnson
  • Vincent J. Roscigno and William F. Danaher, The Voice of Southern Labour: Radio, Music, and Textile Strikes, 1929-1934 (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004)
    Christopher Blow



Volume 10, Number 2
Fall 2005


The Development of Black Refugee Identity in Nova Scotia, 1813-1850
Harvey Amani Whitfield

Writers in Arms and the Just War: The Spanish Civil War, Literary Activism, and Leftist Masculinity
Michele Haapamaki

The Role of the Trotskyists in the United Auto Workers, 1939-1949
Victor G. Devinatz

"All Pink and Clean and Full of Wonder?" Gendering "Joni Mitchell," 1966-74
Stuart Henderson

Review Essays: Forms of History

Graphic Novels as History: Representing and Reliving the Past
Ben Lander

Making the Invisible Visible: The Neo-Conceptual Tentacles of Mark Lombardi
Ryan Bigge

Book Reviews

  • Mark Salber Phillips and Gordon Schochet, eds., Questions of Tradition
    Dorothy Barenscott
  • William J. Peace, Leslie A. White: Evolution and Revolution in Anthropology and David H. Price, Threatening Anthropology: McCarthyism and the FBI's Surveillance of Activist Anthropologists
    Greg Beckett
  • Robert M. Lichtman and Ronald D. Cohen, Deadly Farce: Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era
    Paul Buhle
  • Paul Buhle and Dave Wagner, Hide In Plain Sight: The Hollywood Blacklistees In Film and Television, 1950-2002
    Ronald D. Cohen
  • Christine Acham, Revolution Televised: Prime Time and the Struggle for Black Power
    Michele A. Johnson
  • Andrew Wiese, Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century
    Jack S. Blocker Jr.
  • Michael Dawson, Selling British Columbia: Tourism and Consumer Culture, 1890-1970
    Christopher Dummitt
  • Jordanna Bailkin, The Culture of Property: The Crisis of Liberalism in Modern Britain
    Stephen Heathorn
  • Rudolf Rocker, The London Years
    Matthew K. McKean
  • David M. Quiring, C.C.F. Colonialism in Northern Saskatchewan: Battling Parish Priests, Bootleggers and Fur Sharks
    J. Douglas Leighton
  • Emilie Stoltzfus, Citizen, Mother, Worker: Debating Public Responsibility for Child Care After the Second World War
    Shannon Stettner
  • Jeremy Varon, Bringing the War Home, the Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventies
    David Barber
  • Julia E. Sweig, Inside the Cuban Revolution
    Oscar Grandio Moraguez



Volume Ten, Number One
Fall/Winter 2004-05

Forum: Writing History

Editorial Introduction: The Burden of Writing
Ian Hesketh

Cutting Through History: Hayden White, William S. Burroughs, and Surrealistic Battle Narratives
David Leeson

Reading, Writing, Getting It Right: A Response to David Leeson's "Cutting Through History"
Nancy Partner

Fictional Plots and Historical Explanation: A Response to David Leeson's "Cutting Through History"
Robert M. Stein

Who Shall Decide, When Doctors Disagree? David Leeson Responds in Turn
David Leeson



"Police Free Gay Slaves": Consent, Sexuality, and the Law
Bernardo Attias

Radical Publishing to "Reach the Million Masses": Alexander L. Trachtenberg and International Publishers, 1906-1966
David Lincove

Ernest Mandel in Resistance: Revolutionary Socialists in Belgium, 1940-1945
Jan-Willem Stutje

Review Essay

Lives by the Left: Biography and Materialist History
T. Stephen Henderson


  • James Laxer, Red Diaper Baby: A Boyhood in the Age of McCarthyism BRYAN D. PALMER
  • Irwin Silber, Press Box Red: The Story of Lester Rodney, The Communist Who Helped Break the Color Line in American Sports JULIAN AMMIRANTE
  • Ronald Aronson, Camus and Sartre: The Story of a Friendship and the Quarrel That Ended It WILLIAM D. IRVINE
  • Herman Lebovics, Bringing the Empire Back Home. France in the Global Age LAURENT KESTEL
  • Kristen Stromberg Childers, Fathers, Families, and the State in France, 1914-1945 CHERYL KOOS
  • Paola Bacchetta and Margaret Power, eds., Right-Wing Women: From Conservatives to Extremists Around the World CAMILLE SOUCIE
  • Craig Heron, Booze: A Distilled History CATHERINE CARSTAIRS
  • Marlene Shore, ed., The Contested Past: Reading Canada's History ALAN GORDON
  • David Brandenberger, National Bolshevism: Stalinist Mass Culture and the Formation of Modern Russian National Identity, 1931-1956 TRACY MCDONALD
  • Peter Ives, Gramsci's Politics of Language: Engaging the Bakhtin Circle and the Frankfurt School JANALEE CHERNESKI
  • Carl Freedman, The Incomplete Projects: Marxism, Modernity, and the Politics of Culture JARRETT RUDY
  • Antoinette Burton, ed., Gender, Sexuality, and Colonial Modernities ADELE PERRY
  • Temma Kaplan, Taking Back the Streets: Women, Youth, and Direct Democracy TAMARA MYERS
  • John D. French, Drowning in Laws: Labor Law and Brazilian Political Culture DAVID SHEININ
  • James H. Meriwether, Proudly We Can Be Africans: Black Americans and Africa, 1935-1961 PHILIP S. ZACHERNUK
  • David Cunningham, There's Something Happening Here: The New Left, the Klan, and FBI Counterintelligence STEVE HEWITT
  • Paul Rutherford, Weapons of Mass Persuasion: Marketing the War Against Iraq ANDREW BURKE
  • Chad Montrie, To Save the Land and People: A History of Opposition to Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia NATHAN SMITH
  • Peter Hegedus, Inheritance: A Fisherman's Story DARIN KINSE   site map   back to top

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