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The Resource Coercion, contract, and free labor in the nineteenth century, Robert J. Steinfeld, (electronic resource)

Coercion, contract, and free labor in the nineteenth century, Robert J. Steinfeld, (electronic resource)

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Coercion, contract, and free labor in the nineteenth century
Title
Coercion, contract, and free labor in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Steinfeld
Title variation
Coercion, Contract, & Free Labor in the Nineteenth Century
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents a fundamental reassessment of the nature of wage labor in the nineteenth century, focusing on the common use of penal sanctions in England 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. In the northern United States, where employers normally could not use penal sanctions, the common law made other contract remedies available, also placing employers in a position to enforce labor agreements. 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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Steinfeld, Robert J
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Labor contract
  • Forced labor
  • Labor contract
  • Forced labor
Label
Coercion, contract, and free labor in the nineteenth century, Robert J. Steinfeld, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511549564
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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: -- 'Free' contract labor in the United States: an anti-essentialist view of labor types I -- 'Unfree' wage labor in nineteenth-century England: an anti-essentialist view of labor types II -- Explaining the legal content of English wage labor -- Struggles over the rules: the Common Law Courts, parliament, the people, and the master and servant acts -- Struggles under the rules: strategic behavior and historical change in legal context -- Struggles to change the rules -- Freedom of contract and freedom of person -- Part II. 'Free' and 'Unfree' Labor in the United States: -- 'Involuntary servitude' in American fundamental law -- Labor contract
Control code
CR9780511549564
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511549564
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726825365
Label
Coercion, contract, and free labor in the nineteenth century, Robert J. Steinfeld, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511549564
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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: -- 'Free' contract labor in the United States: an anti-essentialist view of labor types I -- 'Unfree' wage labor in nineteenth-century England: an anti-essentialist view of labor types II -- Explaining the legal content of English wage labor -- Struggles over the rules: the Common Law Courts, parliament, the people, and the master and servant acts -- Struggles under the rules: strategic behavior and historical change in legal context -- Struggles to change the rules -- Freedom of contract and freedom of person -- Part II. 'Free' and 'Unfree' Labor in the United States: -- 'Involuntary servitude' in American fundamental law -- Labor contract
Control code
CR9780511549564
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511549564
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726825365

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