Michael C. Pierce

Michael C. Pierce

Assoc Professor

Modern US, Labor and Race, Arkansas

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-6760

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Michael Pierce received his A.B. from Kenyon College and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. His book,Striking with the Ballot: Ohio Labor and the Populist Party, appeared in the spring of 2010 fromNorthern Illinois University Press. Pierce‘s current project looks at race and the labor movement in postwar Arkansas, with a particular emphasis on Little Rock‘s Central High crisis. Pierce is also the co-author ofIn the Workers‘ Interest: A History of the Ohio AFL-CIO, 1958-1998 and co-editor of Builders of Ohio: A Biographical History. His essays have appeared in Labor History, Agricultural History, the Arkansas Historical Quarterly and various edited volumes. He serves as associate editor of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly.

Ph.D., History, Ohio State University

M.A., History, Ohio State University

A.B., Sociology, Kenyon College

  • Striking with the Ballot: Ohio Labor and the Populist Party (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010).
  • with Warren Van Tine (eds.), Builders of Ohio: A Biographical History. (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2003).
  • with Warren Van Tine, C. J. Slanicka, and Sandra Jordan, In the Workers' Interest: A History of the Ohio A.F.L.-C.I.O., 1958-1998. (Columbus: Ohio State University's Center for Labor Research, 1998). (Distributed by Ohio State University Press)
  • Omni Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology Award, 2014
  • Fulbright College, Master Teacher Award, 2013
  • Connor Endowed Faculty Fellowship, 2011