William A. Pelz
Quinn, Patrick M.; Eric Schuster, Erichttp://solidarity-us.org/atc/193/p5251/
Publisher: Against the Current
Date Written: 01/03/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23302
Obituary for labour history scholar and activist William A Pelz.
BILL PELZ, A well-known socialist activist and prolific scholar in the field of European and comparative Labor History, died at the age of 66 in Chicago on Sunday, December 10, 2017 following a heart attack. Bill was born into a working-class family on the South Side of Chicago. After graduation from high school he became a bus driver, aspiring to make as much money as his father had as a union machinist, but later, he said, I lowered my expectations and became an academic historian.