Scontras, Charles (1929 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Maine labor historian Charles Scontras was born in Buffalo, New York, on November 25, 1929, and grew up in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Since 1966 his research has focused on the history of labor in Maine industries.

Scontras taught for 36 years at the University of Maine in the History and Political Science Departments and is currently a Research Associate at the University's Bureau of Labor Education.

Selected Bibliography


  • A Decade Of Organized Labor And Labor Politics In Maine, 1880-1890 (1965)
  • Two Decades of Organized Labor and Labor Politics in Maine, 1880-1900 (1969)
  • Organized Labor in Maine: Twentieth Century Origins (1985)
  • The Socialist Alternative: Utopian Experiments and the Socialist Party of Maine, 1895-1914 (1985)
  • The Origins of Labor Day in Maine and Historical Glimpses of Labor in Parade in Early Nineteenth Century Maine (1989)
  • Collective Efforts Among Maine Workers: Beginnings and Foundations, 1820-1880 (1994)
  • Samuel Gompers and the American Federation of Labor vs. Maine's Congressman Charles E. Littlefield: 1900-1913 (1998)
  • In The Name of Humanity: Maine's Crusade Against Child Labor (2000)
  • Organized Labor in Maine: War, Reaction, Depression, and The Rise of the CIO 1914-1943 (2002)
  • Time-Line of Selected Highlights of Maine Labor History: 1636-2003 (2003)