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Working on Labor. Essays in Honor of Jan Lucassen | Studies in Global Social History, Volume: 9

This collection of seventeen essays takes its inspiration from the scholarly achievements of the Dutch historian Jan Lucassen. They reflect a central theme in his research: the history of labor.

Leo Lucassen (eds.)
01 June 2012
Brill Publishers

The essays deal with five major themes: the production of specific commodities or services (diamonds, indigo, cigarettes, mail delivery by road runners); occupational groups (informal street vendors, prostitutes, soldiers, white-collar workers in the Dutch East India Company, VOC); geographical and social mobility (career opportunities on non-Dutch officers in the VOC, immigration into early-modern Holland; the influence of migrants on labor productivity; income differentials as migration incentives); contexts of labor relations (late medieval labor laws, subsistence labor and female paid labor, Russian peasant-migrant laborers, diverging political trajectories of cane-sugar industries); and the origins of labor-history libraries and archives.


Marcel van der Linden, Leo Lucassen, Karin Hofmeester, Willem van Schendel, Chitra Joshi, Ratna Saptari, Danielle van den Heuvel, Lex Heerma van Voss, Erik-Jan Z├╝rcher, C.A. Davids, Jaap Bruijn, Femme Gaastra, Maarten Prak, Jelle van Lottum, Richard W. Unger, Catharina Lis, Hugo Soly, Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk, Gijs Kessler, Ulbe Bosma, and Jaap Kloosterman.

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