Historians of the World

Julie Greene

in Workers Across the Americas

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199731633
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894420 | DOI:
Historians of the World

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This chapter considers the practice of transnational labor history with a focus on three issues: the meaning of the term transnational as applied to historical methodology, the role of the nation-state in transnational history, and the special challenges transnational methods pose for U.S. historians. It argues for a broad, inclusive approach to transnational history, seeing it as one that connects hemispheric or global processes to one another and to the interrogation of nation-state boundaries and powers.

Keywords: transnational; nation-state; labor; global

Chapter.  2396 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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