Thomas Klug
PhD, Professor Emeritus

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Thomas Klug Faculty Bio

Honors and Awards

  • Award for Distinguished Service to the Labor & Working Class History Association (as founding treasurer, 1999-2016), 2015

  • Presidential Award for Scholarship, Marygrove College, 2003 and 2014

Areas of Interest

  • History of Labor/Employers

  • History of Detroit

  • History of U.S. Immigration Policy, Law, and Law Enforcement on the United States-Canada Border

Research Projects

  • The Problematic Deportation of Aliens from the United States during the First World War: the Story of Annie Kelly and the Lusitania. Compelled to Labor: The "War Loafing Ordinance" of Detroit, 1918

  • Enforcing U.S. Immigration Laws at the United States-Canada Border, 1891-1940: the View from Detroit


  • "The Deindustrialization of Detroit," in Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies, ed. Joel Stone (Wayne State University Press, 2017), 65-75.

  • "Employers' Path to the Open Shop in Detroit, 1903-1907," in Against Labor: How US Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism, eds. Rosemary Feurer and Chad Pearson (University of Illinois Press, 2017), 78-103.

  • "The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the Making of a Border-Crossing Culture on the United States-Canada Border, 1891-1941," American Review of Canadian Studies 40 No. 3 (September 2010): 395-415.


  • BA, History, Wayne State University

  • MA, History, University of Chicago

  • Ph.D., History, Wayne State University

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