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Coercion, Contract, and Free Labor in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)

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This book presents a fundamental reassessment of the nature of wage labor in the nineteenth century, focusing on the use of sanctions to enforce wage labor agreements. Professor Steinfeld argues that wage workers were not employees at will but were often bound to their employment by enforceable labor agreements, which employers used whenever available to manage their labor costs and supply. Modern free wage labor only came into being late in the nineteenth century, as a result of reform legislation that restricted the contract remedies employers could legally use.

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fundamental reassessment of the nature of wage labor in the nineteenth century.

Table of Contents

Introduction: free wage labor in the history of the West; Part I. American Contract Labor and English Wage Labor: The Use of Pecuniary and Nonpecuniary Pressure: 1. 'Free' contract labor in the United States: an anti-essentialist view of labor types I; 2. 'Unfree' wage labor in nineteenth-century England: an anti-essentialist view of labor types II; 3. Explaining the legal content of English wage labor; 4. Struggles over the rules: the Common Law Courts, parliament, the people, and the master and servant acts; 5. Struggles under the rules: strategic behavior and historical change in legal context; 6. Struggles to change the rules; 7. Freedom of contract and freedom of person; Part II. 'Free' and 'Unfree' Labor in the United States: 8. 'Involuntary servitude' in American fundamental law; 9. Labor contract enforcement in the American north; Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521773607
Author:
Steinfeld, Robert J.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher
Author:
Tomlins, Christopher
Author:
Steinfeld, Robert
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Europe - Western
Subject:
Labor contract--Great Britain--Criminal provisions--History
Subject:
Forced labor--Law and legislation--Great Britain--History
Subject:
Labor contract--United States--Criminal provisions--History
Subject:
Forced labor--Law and legislation--United States--History
Subject:
Labor contract -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Forced labor -- Law and legislation.
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Western Europe - General
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Presents a
Series:
Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
329

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Business » Human Resource Management
Business » Management
History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » European History General

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