Forging a Laboring Race: The African Worker in the Progressive Imagination
Forging a Laboring Race charts the history of an idea—race management—building on recent work in African American, labor, and disability history to analyze how ideas of race, work, and the “fit” or “unfit” body informed the political economy of early twentieth-century industrial America.
Paul Lawrie is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at York University. His research is on urbanism, race and labour.
Other publications from this author include:
- "Race, Work and Disability in Progressive Era America" in The Oxford Handbook of Disability History, 350-371 (2018)
- "The Tragic Action and Revolutionary Intent of Black Lives: Historical Genealogies of Cornel West's Prophetic Pragmatism in Post-Racial America" in Truth in the Public Sphere, 63-77 (2016)
- "'Salvaging the Negro': Vocational Rehabilitation and African American Veterans 1917-1924" in Disability Histories, 321-344 (2014)
- "Mortality as the Life Story of a People: Fredrick L. Hoffman and Actuarial Narratives of African American Extinction, 1896-1915" in Canadian Review of American Studies, 43 (3), 352-387. (2013)