Labour History No. 124 – May 2023

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Luxury and the Australian Labour Press, 1890–1918
Jackie Dickenson

A Beaut of a Cut Near Cairns: The Butty Gang System in the Cane Fields in John Naish’s The Cruel Field
Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui

Working-Class Women’s Writing of Activism and Imprisonment: Political Violence and Emotions in Cold War Italy
Eloisa Betti

“An Active and Conscious Agent”? Ric Throssell and Soviet Espionage
Phillip Deery

“Aussies and Stinking Reds”: The Antifascism of the Communist Party of Australia
Vashti Fox

Anti-Communism in the Unions: The Case of the Federated Clerks’ Union in South Australia, 1944–60
Malcolm Saunders and Neil Lloyd

“The Best Way to Help Vietnam Is to Make Revolution in Your Own Country”: Student Radicalism at Flinders University in the Long 1960s
Nicholas Herriot and Paul Sendziuk

Co-operative Education: The Credit Union Foundation of Australia Development Education Program 1991–2013
Greg Patmore and Mark Westcott


“Stopping the Mad Stampede”: The New South Wales Labor Party Opposes Sending More Men Overseas and Favours Home Defence, May–June 1918
Murray Perks


Barbara Ehrenreich (1941–2022)
Sarah Gregson


Peter Beilharz and Sian Supski, eds, The Work of History: Writing for Stuart Macintyre (Neville Kirk)

Jim Davidson, Emperors in Lilliput: Clem Christesen of Meanjin and Stephen Murray-Smith of Overland (Paul Daley)

Mike Donaldson, South Coast Comrades: Lives of Communists in Wollongong, 1920–1991 (Carmel Shute)

Carolyn Holbrook, Lyndon Megarrity and David Lowe, eds, Lessons from History: Leading Historians Tackle Australia’s Greatest Challenges (Janet McCalman)

John Ingleson, Workers and Democracy: The Indonesian Labour Movement, 1949–1957 (Jafar Suryomenggolo)

David Lee, John Curtin (David Stephens)

Tom Lodge, Red Road to Freedom: A History of the South African Communist Party 1921–2021 (Peter Limb)

Stuart Macintyre, The Party: The Communist Party of Australia from Heyday to Reckoning (Evan Smith)

Ronald W. Schatz, The Labor Board Crew: Remaking Worker-Employer Relations from Pearl Harbor to the Reagan Era (Braham Dabscheck)

Sam Wallman, Our Members Be Unlimited (Di Kelly) Claire E. F. Wright, Australian Economic History: Transformations of an Interdisciplinary Field (Joshua Black)