Peter Rachleff

Peter Rachleff is the founding co-executive director of the ESFL.  He taught labor, African American, and immigration history for more than thirty years, primarily at Macalester College and Metropolitan State University.  Peter’s publications include BLACK LABOR IN RICHMOND, 1865-1890, and HARD-PRESSED IN THE HEARTLAND: THE HORMEL STRIKE AND THE FUTURE OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT.  Peter’s materials at ESFL include extensive collections in labor, African American, and immigration history.




Hmong  Archives

a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit located inside the East Side Freedom Library


Donna Gabaccia/ Jeffrey Pilcher

Fred Ho

David Montgomery

Peter Rachleff

David Roediger

Matt Witt

Activists Art 2018

Keith Christensen
Leon Wang
Aaron Johnson-Ortiz
Ruthann Godollei


Labor and working-class history and literature

U.S. immigration history

African American and African diasporic history

Asian American and Asian history

Political-economic history, U.S. and global

Women’s history and feminism(s)

Political philosophy

Jazz and radical music history

Historical methods and historiography, including oral history