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.
|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.|
|Workers During the British Empire: Cotton, Coal, Craft Unions, and Workers’ Parties|
|Section 2.1: World Markets and Working-Class Formation|
|Section 2.2: Europe: Workers Start to Organize|
|Section 2.3 Imperialism: Challenge for Labour Internationalism|
|US Hegemony and the Cold War: Oil, Automobiles, and Industrial Unionism|
|Section 3.1: Workers in the West . . .|
|Section 3.2: in the East . . .|
|Section 3.3: . . . and in the South|
|After Hegemony: Toward Global Labour Movements?|
|Section 4.1: Workers Between the Cold War and Global Capitalism|
|Section 4.2: Labour Internationalism at Last?|