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Capital, labor, and state : the battle for American labor markets from the Civil War to the New Deal

Author: David Brian Robertson
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2000.
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This examination of American labour policy demonstrates that although most industrializing nations began to limit employer freedom and regulate labour conditions in the 1900's, the US continued to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Robertson, David Brian, 1951-
Capital, labor, and state.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2000
(OCoLC)655098902
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Brian Robertson
ISBN: 0847697282 9780847697281 0847697290 9780847697298
OCLC Number: 43114322
Description: xxii, 297 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: American labor market policy, strategy, and political institutions --
Labor and regulation, 1865-1900 --
The American Federation of Labor confronts employers --
The employers counterattack --
The American Federation of Labor's strategic retreat and its consequences --
Limitations of labor market regulation --
Confining trade union powers --
Marginalizing labor market management --
Circumscribing work insurance --
The American model of labor market policy.
Responsibility: David Brian Robertson.

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