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Labor (2009) 6 (3): 43–47.
Published: 01 September 2009
... than a century. © 2009 by Labor and Working-Class History Association 2009 The Marx of the Constitutional Era? Allan M. Kulikoff Woody Holton’s essay addresses the history of political economy. He goes back to the still-fresh questions about wealth, economic development, and class...
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Labor (2014) 11 (3): 81–85.
Published: 01 September 2014
...John Abbott © 2014 by Labor and Working-Class History Association 2014 Comments on Jonathan Sperber’s Karl Marx John Abbott I admit to some initial skepticism in learning of Jonathan Sperber’s new biography. The idea of putting Marx back into the nineteenth century is not especially...
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Labor (2014) 11 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Bruce Levine © 2014 by Labor and Working-Class History Association 2014 Marx Finds a Hostile Biographer Bruce Levine Jonathan Sperber is a fine, accomplished, and very highly regarded scholar whose work on the history of Germany in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries...
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Labor (2014) 11 (3): 93–95.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Nelson Lichtenstein © 2014 by Labor and Working-Class History Association 2014 The Revolutionary Marx Nelson Lichtenstein It would be easy to read Jonathan Sperber’s Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life and see it as an assault on Marxism as a coherent system of thought. Deploying...
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Labor (2014) 11 (1): 103–119.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Michael Merrill In an extended review essay, labor studies scholar Michael Merrill evaluates three recent major works on Marx and Marxism. While crediting all three authors — Eric Hobsbawm, Michael Heinrich, and Fredric Jameson — with significant insights, he takes the latter two to task...
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Labor (2018) 15 (2): 135–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Andrew Zimmerman Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion , Jones Gareth Stedman , Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press , 2016 , 768 pp., $35.00 (cloth) Copyright © 2018 Labor and Working-Class History Association 2018 Gareth Stedman Jones, like Jonathan...
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Labor (2019) 16 (4): 133–135.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Brian Kelly The Civil War in the United States , Marx Karl Engels Frederick Zimmerman Andrew , ed. New York : International , 2016 , 342 pp., $14.00 (paper) Copyright © 2019 Labor and Working-Class History Association 2019 The theoretical framework developed...
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Labor (2014) 11 (3): 77–79.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Rosemary Feurer In the Bookmark feature several commentators discuss University of Missouri historian Jonathan Sperber's much-cited new biography, Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life in a scholarly exchange that originated in the Newberry Library's fall 2013 Labor History Seminar. For those who...
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Labor (2014) 11 (3): 101–106.
Published: 01 September 2014
... — those from Abbott, Feurer, and Lichten- stein on the one hand and those of Levine and Pearson on the other. I shape my response accordingly. The first group of observations focuses on one of the central concepts of my Marx biography, the idea of Marx as a fundamentally backward-looking...
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Labor (2014) 11 (3): 97–100.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Susan J. Pearson © 2014 by Labor and Working-Class History Association 2014 The Secret to Success Susan J. Pearson The personal is political. So says Jonathon Sperber in this rich account of Karl Marx’s life as a man of nineteenth-century Europe. In this telling, Marx emerges...
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Labor (2014) 11 (4): 140.
Published: 01 December 2014
...John DeBrizzi © 2014 by Labor and Working-Class History Association 2014 correspondence To the Editors: Michael Merrill’s “On Our Marx” raises numerous, interesting points regarding Marx’s relevance in the twenty-first century. There are, however, several occasions when his...
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Labor (2014) 11 (4): 141.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Michael Merrill © 2014 by Labor and Working-Class History Association 2014 correspondence To the Editors: I appreciate Professor DeBrizzi calling attention to my criticisms of Marx’s labor the- ory of value. However, it seems to me...
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Labor (2012) 9 (4): 55–60.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... Marx defined the very con- ditions of capitalist labor — ​management authoritarianism and unequal bargaining 9.  Leon Fink, “The Great Escape: How a Field Survived Hard Times,” Labor: Studies in the Working-­ Class History of the Americas 8, no. 1 (2011): 109  –​15...
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Labor (2012) 9 (4): 75–81.
Published: 01 December 2012
... at the University of Massachusetts in 1980, just as some of the major radical labor econo- mists were beginning to publically distance themselves from Marxian ideas. However, as they abandoned Marx they tended to abandon history also, adopting the formal apparatus and individualist...
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Labor (2007) 4 (2): 61–63.
Published: 01 May 2007
... nod to Marx. After nearly two decades, we should leave aside unproductive old debates, especially hostil- Baron and Boris / In Response 63 ity to poststructuralism in the name of British Marxists or Marx himself. We should reject the elevation...
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Labor (2004) 1 (4): 91–108.
Published: 01 December 2004
... and the entirety of Karl Marx’s oeuvre. Indeed, a recent gathering of class-conscious historians witnessed pas- sionate calls for renewed adherence to the formulations of Marx and Thompson and frequent invocations of The Many-Headed Hydra as the model for future scholarship...
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Labor (2004) 1 (4): 27–34.
Published: 01 December 2004
...-activity”—adds to Marx. I have not been able to determine whether Marx used the German word (presumably Selbsttätigkeit) for “self-activity.” If he did not, he awkwardly expressed the same idea in the concepts of class “in itself ” and class “for itself.” It will not do, I...
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Labor (2008) 5 (4): 57–64.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of class analysis derives from several sources, is not rigor- ously adhered to, and usually appears in modified form with all sorts of reservations. Primarily a tool found in sociology, the standard model is related to the writings of either Max Weber or Karl Marx but has other...
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Labor (2007) 4 (2): 45–48.
Published: 01 May 2007
...John F. Kasson Labor and Working-Class History Association 2007 Follow the Bodies: Commentary on “ ‘The Body’ as a Useful Category for Working-Class History” John F. Kasson “I’ve never read Marx’s Capital, but I have the marks of Capital all over me.” William D. “Big...
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Labor (2004) 1 (4): 1–3.
Published: 01 December 2004
... revolution. It also stimulates thinking on the relevance and application of Marx’s conception of precapitalist economic formations. As that would imply, the conference also calls for reassessing the force of class and class struggles, with all of their mediations, in the Atlantic world...