A Deep Dive: Organize! Labor History from James Green

One of the advantages of digital reading is the ability to dive deeply into a topic or genre you’re excited about. Into Civil War novels, histories of orange farming in California, or travel guides to places you never plan to visit? In a few minutes you can fill your phone or ereader with as many books on your latest obsession, the topic you want to research, the genre you want to become an expert in. So we’re asking authors to curate lists of books in particular genres, exemplifying particular traits or exploring particular topics to help you take a deep dive in your reading.

This month, historian, professor, and author of The Devil Is Here in These Hills James Green recommends books on the history of the working class and the labor movement. His list include general histories, books about specific strikes and conflicts, and explorations of the people and politics that have shaped how we work today. See the full list here.

James will be reading from his book The Devil is Here in These Hills: West Virginia’s Coal Miner’s and Their Battle for Freedom on September 15th at 7PM.