John H.M. Laslett


Fields of interest: United States History: American labor and social movements; U.S., Asian, Black and Mexican immigration; comparative Euro-American history.

Education: D. Phil. Oxford University, 1962


Workingman in American Life (1968).
Labor and the Left, a Study of Socialist and Radical Influences in the American Labor Movement, 1881-1924 (1970).
Failure of a Dream? Essays in the History of American Socialism (1974), (1984), joint author.
Nature's Noblemen: The Fortunes of the Independent Collier in Scotland and the American Midwest, 1855-1889 (1983).
History of the ILGWU in Los Angeles, 1910-1988 (1989), joint author.
"Gender, Class, or Ethno-Cultural Struggle? The Problematic Relationship Between Rose Pesotta and the Los Angeles ILGWU", California History (1993).
The United Mine Workers of America: A Model of Industrial Solidarity? (1996), editor.
Colliers Across the Sea: A Comparative Study of Class Formation in Scotland and the American Midwest, 1830-1924 (1999)

My interests have broadened in recent years from U.S. labor and radical history to include immigration and working class formation in Los Angeles, as well as in western Europe and the United States. I am presently writing a short comparative history of the American working class which is under contract to Princeton University Press.

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