James R Barrett

Professor Emeritus of History
Professor of African American Studies

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  • Barrett, James R. History from the Bottom, Up: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in Working Class History. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017.

  • Barrett, James R. The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multi-Ethnic City. New York: Penguin Press, 2012.

  • Hapgood, Hutchins . The Spirit of Labor. Ed. James R. Barrett. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.

  • William Z. Foster and the Tragedy of American Radicalism. Urbana: U of Illinois Press, 2000.

Book Contributions

  • Barrett, James R. "“The Heritage of Social Class and Class Conflict on Chicago’s South Side” ." On Location: Historic Cities and Sites. Ed. R. F. Ruggles. Geneva: Springer, 2011.

  • Barrett, James R. ""The Blessed Virgin Made Me a Socialist Historian: An Experiment in Autobiography and the Historiography of Race and Class"." Faith in History. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007.

Journal Articles

  • Barrett, James R. ""Was the Personal Political? Reading the Autobiography of American Communism"." International Review of Social History (2009):

  • ""Rethinking the Popular Front"." Rethinking Marxism (2009):

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