Joshua B. Freeman Wins 2019 Sol Stetin Award for Labor History

Head Shot Photo of Graduate Center Professor Joshua B. FreemanDistinguished Professor Joshua B. Freeman (GC/Queens/CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies; History/Labor Studies) won the 2019 Sol Stetin Award for Labor History for his chronicles of working-class New York. The award honors a labor historian who has made significant contribution to the field, including researching and sharing the stories of working peoples’ lives.
Freeman’s numerous publications about labor history include the books Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern WorldWorking-Class New York: Life and Labor Since World War IIAmerican Empire: The Rise of a Global Power, the Democratic Revolution at Home; and In Transit: The Transport Workers Union in New York City, 1933-1966
He recently edited a collection of essays, City of Workers, City of Struggle; How Labor Movements Changed New York, that was published this month in association with an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition opens May 1.
Freeman’s previous honors include the New York Society Library Book Prize for History, the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award, the John Commerford Labor Education Award, as well as fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Submitted on: APR 26, 2019

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