Jim Green: scholar, writer, labor historian


Sad news: Professor Jim Green has passed away.

Prof. Green was a good friend to the Press. We published his book, Taking History to Heart: The Power of the Past in Building Social Movements (2000), which Howard Zinn called "a powerful contribution not only to the world of scholarship but also, in the spirit of its theme, to the larger community."

In Taking History to Heart, Prof. Green wrote, "I tell a bit of my own story here, thinking back on my efforts to find a voice for telling movement stories in public--a voice I could use to reach movement activists and a wider audience of concerned citizens."

A fantastic, smart, and politically conscientious person, we will miss Jim Green. His Boston Globe obituary is available here.