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James P. Hanlan

James Hanlan teaches courses in American urban history, American labor history, and the American History survey sequence. His book-length publications include a study of 19th-century textile workers in Manchester, NH; a two-volume encyclopedia of American labor history; and a study of a 20th-century printing firm. Professor Hanlan serves as executive secretary of the New England Historical Association, a professional society with approximately 700 members. He also serves on the board of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association and the Friends of the Goddard Library at Clark University.

Research Interests

  • American Social and Urban History
  • New England Regional History
  • American Labor History

Education

  • AB, College of the Holy Cross, 1967
  • MA, Clark University, 1971
  • PhD, Clark University, 1979

Featured Publications

  • "The Political Machine," part of The Columbia Companion to American History on Film, Peter C. Rollins, general editor, Columbia University Press, 2003.
  • "The New West and the New Western," part of The Columbia Companion to American History on Film, Peter C. Rollins, general editor, Columbia University Press, 2003.
  • Encyclopedia of American Labor History, with Robert Weir, eds. Greenwood Press, 2003.
  • "Do Unto Others: The Golden Rule Fund and Organized Labor in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1955-1965," with Bruce Cohen, in Historical Journal of Massachusetts (vol. XXVII, Winter, 1999, pp. 46-74).
  • The Working Population of Manchester, New Hampshire, 1840-1886, UMI Research Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1981.

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