Laboring for Freedom

Laboring for Freedom

A New Look at the History of Labor in America

eBook - 1998
Rate this:
Taylor
& Francis Publishing

This text examines the concept of freedom in the context of American labour history. Nine essays develop themes in this history which show that liberty of contract and inalienable rights form two contradictory traditions concerning freedom.

Book News
This study focuses on the years from the beginning of the 19th century to the reign of FDR, but its scope reaches a few hundred years earlier and into the 1990s. Jacoby (economics, U. of Washington-Bothell Liberal Studies Program) examines three broad movements in the history of labor in America: the transformation from republicanism to freedom of contract; the limits of contract and the quest for alternatives; and how collective rights replaced individual freedom. Paper edition (unseen), $22.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
This text offers interpretation of American labor history that makes workers' unquenchable thirst for freedom its central theme. In doing so, it breaks free from standard treatises in which the issues of class conflict and American "exceptionalism" have been dominant.
This interdisciplinary narrative fleshes out the conditions under which workers have lived and labored. The author contends that labor protests against these conditions flow from an American tradition invoking the primacy of inalienable rights and that these protests clash with the equally American traditions asserting a nearly absolute liberty of individual contract.

Publisher: Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe, c1998
ISBN: 9780585190303
0585190305
0765602520
0765602512
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 209 p.)

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at IPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top