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Governments, labour, and the law in mid-Victorian Britain [electronic resource] : the trade union legislation of the 1870s / Mark Curthoys.

Author/Creator:
Curthoys, M. C. (Mark C.)
Publication:
Oxford : Clarendon, 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (295 p.)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
Oxford historical monographs.
Oxford historical monographs
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Subjects:
Labor unions -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain -- History.
Strikes and lockouts -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain -- History.
Labor policy -- Great Britain -- History.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1837-1901.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book explains why governments decided to make trade unions legal, and protect strikers from the criminal law. Drawing on previously unused source material, Curthoys brings to light some of the workings of the ninteenth-century state. - ;This is a study of how governments and their specialist advisers, in an age of free trade and the minimal state, attempted to create a viable legal framework for trade unions and strikes. It traces the collapse, in the face of judicial interventions, of the regime for collective labour devised by the Liberal Tories in the 1820s, following the repeal of the
Contents:
Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. After the Combination Acts; 2. 'Under Sufferance': Unions Outside the Law, 1825-1866; 3. Union Funds, Free Labour, and the Franchise; 4. Reconciling Unions and the Law; 5. Trade Unions Legalized; 6. The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1871; 7. The Gas Stokers' Case and the Freedom to Strike; 8. Reforming Labour Law, 1873-1874; 9. 'The Workmen's Victory'?; Conclusion: Combination and the Liberal State; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-271) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-280-84106-0
0-19-151499-3
OCLC:
476257926