David Montgomery (historian)


David Montgomery (historian)

David Montgomery (born 1927) is Farnam Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University.[1] Montgomery is considered one of the foremost academics specializing in United States labor history and has written extensively on the subject. Along with David Brody and Herbert Gutman, he is credited with founding the field of "new labor history" in the U.S.[2] Following the example of British historian E. P. Thompson, Montgomery encouraged a generation of labor historians to examine working-class culture, rather than simply their organizations. He was also President of the Organization of American Historians from 1999 to 2000.[3]

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