Herbert G. Gutman, 1928-1985, and the Writing of Working-Class History

  • Gregory S. Kealey
Keywords: Labor


On October 29, 1985, hundreds filled the New School auditorium in New York City for a moving memorial service for Professor Herbert Gutman of the City University of New York. Speakers who shared their memories of Herb included a range of historians whose work had been touched by his—Ira Berlin, John Hope Franklin, Greg Kealey, Bruce Levine, Joan Scott, and E.P. Thompson. In addition, his family presented a scenario of visual images of Herb from the various stages of his life.