HIST 335: Global Labour History Report a Broken Link

Welcome to Global Labour History, an Athabasca University course that is cross-listed as Labour Studies, Global Studies, and History because of its broad relevance across disciplines. While you are enrolled in this course under only one of these designations, the course materials are the same for all three.

The following items are all required readings that have a direct relevance and connection to the course content. You may access this Digital Reading Room from the Athabasca University Library website or from the course website for Global Labour History.

Required Readings


Unit 1


A Theoretical Framework: Beverly Silver’s Forces of Labour
Unit 1 does not have any required online readings; all assigned readings are from the course textbook.

Unit 2


Workers During the British Empire: Cotton, Coal, Craft Unions, and Workers’ Parties
Section 2.1: World Markets and Working-Class Formation
DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405184649.2009.01350.x
Section 2.2: Europe: Workers Start to Organize
DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405184649.2009.00935.x
DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405184649.2009.00327.x
Section 2.3 Imperialism: Challenge for Labour Internationalism
DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405184649.2009.00746.x

Unit 3


US Hegemony and the Cold War: Oil, Automobiles, and Industrial Unionism
Section 3.1: Workers in the West . . .
DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405184649.2009.00549.x
Section 3.2: in the East . . .
DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405184649.2009.00733.x
Section 3.3: . . . and in the South
DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405184649.2009.00762.x

Unit 4


After Hegemony: Toward Global Labour Movements?
Section 4.1: Workers Between the Cold War and Global Capitalism
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Section 4.2: Labour Internationalism at Last?
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