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Erik Loomis








Erik Loomis is Associate Professor of History at the University of Rhode Island. He specializes in the labor and environmental history of the United States, the history of capitalism and global trade regimes, and the American West. He is the author of Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest Forests (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and Out of Sight: The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe (The New Press, 2015). He is presently finishing a manuscript titled American History in Ten Strikes, which will be published by The New Press in 2018. He is researching a book on the transformation of the Pacific Northwest over the past half-century, a book on the connections between the labor and environmental movements between the 1920s and 1960s, and a book on the global history of forests and the people who live, work, and play in them.

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“How Trade Deals and Immigration Laws Hurt Workers–Mexican Workers. The New Republic, March 14, 2018.

“Trump is All Bluster on Trade, But Democrats Haven’t Shown Voters They Can Do Better,” with Shaun Richman.” The Washington Post, March 9, 2018.

“Democrats and Labor: Frenemies Forever,” Boston Review, April 18, 2017.

“A Left Vision for Trade,” Dissent, Winter 2017.

“The Unions Betraying the Left,” The New Republic, February 6, 2017.

“Trumpism Poses the Most Dire Threat to Academic Freedom in Recent Memory, The Nation, December 13, 2016.

“Towards a Working-Class Environmentalism,” The New Republic, December 5, 2016.

“The Perils of a Partisan NLRB,” Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, October 11, 2016.

“Great Exploitations,” Boston Review, August 29, 2016.

“Our Own Private Disaster,” Boston Review, November 19, 2015.

“Toxic Frontiers,” Dissent, September 15, 2015.