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

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.

Scholarly Work

The New West and the New Western 2003

Encyclopedia of American Labor History 2003

The Working Population of Manchester, New Hampshire 1981

"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).