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Research Area: Labour

The Northern Bridge doctoral training partnership has unparalleled expertise in American labour history. Brian Kelly's first book was a prize-winning study of the labour movement in the iron and coal industry in Birmingham, Alabama, and since then he has directed the "After Slavery" project on Reconstruction and labour in the Carolinas and written many important journal articles. Bruce Baker has written on labour organising in the South from Reconstruction through the 1880s. Jennifer Luff specialises in labour history and anticommunism and is Associate Editor of Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, the flagship journal in the field.