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By Peter

David Montgomery has died.

David Montgomery, one of the founders of the “New Labor History” in the US, who inspired a generation of activists and historians, died Dec. 2. He was 84. David lived a remarkable life: blacklisted as a union organizer in the 1950s, twenty years later he was named Farnam Professor of History at Yale. Even as Farnam Professor he remained a deeply political animal, working with local labor activists, black and white, in New Haven and elsewhere.

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Written by Peter Wirzbicki

December 2, 2011 at 20:06

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