Historical and contemporary study of work, social movements, and social policy in the United States and globally.
Dorothy Sue Cobble
Dorothy Sue Cobble is an American historian, and a specialist in the historical and contemporary study of work, social movements, and social policy. A distinguished professor emerita of history and labor studies at Rutgers University, she is the author of multiple prize-winning books and articles.
Her book, The Other Women’s Movement (2005) coined the term “labor feminism.”
Cobble’s most recent book, For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality, will be released May 2021 from Princeton University Press.
For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality
A history of the twentieth-century feminists who fought for the rights of women, workers, and the poor, both in the United States and abroad. To be released May 11, 2021 from Princeton University Press.
"Only Dorothy Sue Cobble could have written For the Many with such keen sensitivity and historical insight. Covering a large swath of twentieth-century history, this masterful synthesis of existing literature and new research captures the resilience and persistence of the battle for social democratic values in ways that speak powerfully to us today"
—Susan Ware, author of Why They Marched