President, Social Science History Association, 2012
Best Book in Sociological Theory, Theory section, American Sociological Association, 2008
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2004
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Sewell, W.H. Jr. Structure and Mobility: The Men and Women of Marseille, 1820–1870. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Sewell, W.H. Jr. Work and Revolution in France: The Language of Labor from the Old Regime to 1848. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980.