Office: Herter 708
Telephone: (413) 545-6771
Fax: (413) 545-6137
Degree: Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (1971).
Field(s) of interest: U.S. Labor.
Graduate Courses Offered:
African American Communities (Not Online)
American Historiography to 1865
Antebellum Politics (Not Online)
Introduction to History
The Politics of Race in Antebellum Massachusetts (Not Online)
Research Interests and Professional Activities
Professor Laurie is editor (with Milton Cantor) of Class, Sex, and the Woman Worker (1977), and author of Working People of Philadelphia, 1800-1850 (1980) and Artisans into Workers: Labor in Nineteenth Century America (1989), which has just been re-issued by the University of Illinois Press. He has edited several important series in labor history and is on the editorial board of Labor History and Social Science History. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation, and has taught as Senior Lecturer at the Centre for the Study of Social History, University of Warwick. Professor Laurie retired in Spring, 2008, but is still teaching courses.