Wesleyan portrait of Ronald  Schatz

Ronald Schatz

Professor of History, Emeritus

Center for the Humanities,


BA University of Wisconsin at Madison
MAA Wesleyan University
MAT Harvard University
PHD University of Pittsburgh

Ronald Schatz

My writing includes The Electrical Workers: A History of Labor at General Electric and Westinghouse, 1923-60 (1983), The Labor Board Crew: Remaking Worker-Employer Relations from Pearl Harbor to the Reagan Era (2021), and many articles, including “The Barons of Middletown and the Decline of the Northeastern Anglo-Protestant Elite,” which was published in Past & Present in 2013.

I am working on a biography of James Caesar Petrillo, the combative president of the musicians’ union.

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Retired. Contact me via email.