Marcel van der Linden (1952) is Research Director of the International Institute of Social History and Professor of Social Movement History at the University of Amsterdam.
Leo Lucassen (1959), is Professor of Social History and Chair of the History Department at Leiden University.
Social and economic historians, historical sociologists, historians of South Asia.
Table of contents
Marcel van der Linden and Leo Lucassen
Working for Diamonds from the 16th to the 20th Century
Green Plants into Blue Cakes: Working for Wages in Colonial Bengal’s Indigo Industry
Willem van Schendel
Dak Roads, Dak Runners and the Re-ordering of Communication Networks
Changing Production Systems and Forms of Labor Control in the Javanese Cigarette Industry: 1920s-1930s
Selling in the Shadows: Peddlers and Hawkers in Early Modern Europe
Danielle van den Heuvel
The Worst Class of Workers. Migration, Labor Relations and Living Strategies of Prostitutes around 1900
Lex Heerma van Voss
Fighting for a Living in Europe and Asia
White Collar Workers of the VOC in Amsterdam, 1602-1795
The Career Ladder to the Top of the Dutch East India Company: Could Foreigners also Become Commanders and Junior Merchants?
Jaap R. Bruijn and Femme S. Gaastra
Demographic Change and Migration Flows in Holland between 1500 and 1800
Jan Luiten van Zanden and Maarten Prak
The Economic Contribution of Labor Migrants in the European Maritime Labor Market of the Long Eighteenth Century
Jelle van Lottum
Income Differentials, Institutions, and Religion: Working in the Rhineland or Pennsylvania in the Eighteenth Century
Richard W. Unger
Labor Laws in Western Europe, 13th-16th Centuries: Patterns of Political and Socio-economic Rationality
Catharina Lis and Hugo Soly
The First “Male Breadwinner Economy”? Dutch Married Women’s and Children’s Paid and Unpaid Work in Western Europe Perspective, c. 1600-1900
Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk
Wage Labor and the Household Economy: a Russian Perspective, 1600-2000
Cane Sugar and Unlimited Supplies of Labor in the 1930s: New Thinking and the Origin of Development Economics
Unwritten Autobiography: Labor History Libraries before World War I
Notes on Contributors