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The Invention of Free Labor The Employment Relation in English and American Law and Culture, 1350-1870 / Robert J. Steinfeld.

Author/Creator:
Steinfeld, Robert J.
Publication:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1991.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (286 p.)
Series:
Studies in Legal History
Studies in Legal History
Manufacture:
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015
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Subjects:
Labor contract -- Great Britain -- History.
Indentured servants -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Great Britain -- History.
Master and servant -- Great Britain -- History.
Labor contract -- United States -- History.
Indentured servants -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History.
Master and servant -- United States -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Invention of Free Labor: The Employment Relation in English and American Law and Culture, 1350-1870
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 The Master-Servant Relationship in Early Modern England and the American Colonies; 3 Labor Imagined; 4 The Freeborn Englishman and the Persistence of Traditional Service; 5 The Ambiguous Impact of the American Revolution; 6 Working Out the Idea and Practice of Free Labor; 7 The Federal Anti-Peonage Act of 1867; Conclusion. Self-Ownership and Self-Government in the Nineteenth Century; Appendix. Habeas Corpus File of Runaway Laborers, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company (1829); Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N
OP; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-263) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-4696-1640-8
1-4696-1639-4
OCLC:
551252553