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John Laslett

Professor Emeritus

Contact Information

Office  7252 Bunche Hall
Phone  310-825-3221


D. Phil. Oxford University, 1962

Selected Publications

Workingman in American Life (1968).

Labor and the Left, a Study of Socialist and Radical Influences in the American Labor Movement, 1881-1924 (1970).

Failure of a Dream? Essays in the History of American Socialism (1974), (1984), joint author.

Nature's Noblemen: The Fortunes of the Independent Collier in Scotland and the American Midwest, 1855-1889 (1983).

History of the ILGWU in Los Angeles, 1910-1988 (1989), joint author.

"Gender, Class, or Ethno-Cultural Struggle? The Problematic Relationship Between Rose Pesotta and the Los Angeles ILGWU", California History (1993).

The United Mine Workers of America: A Model of Industrial Solidarity? (1996), editor.


United States History: American labor and social movements; U.S., Asian, Black and Mexican immigration; comparative Euro-American history.