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Jesse Ronald Halvorsen

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United States History

Graduate Student
MA, University of California - Santa Barbara;
BA, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Office: South Hall 5432A

Advisor: Nelson Lichtenstein

I study broad trends in capitalism in 20th century U.S. Specifically on how and why the point of production has grown ever more remote from the point of consumption and the implications this has for production and labor. To bring these developments into focus, my project centers on the changes in movement of goods in Southern California from the postwar period through the late 1980s. (more...)

Dissertation Title

  • Moving Goods, Moving America: Lonshoremen, Warehouse Workers, Dray Truckers, & the Making of North America's Largest Port-Logistics Complex, 1948-1988

Courses Taught



  • UCLA - Institute for Research on Labor and Employment grant