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From slavery to the cooperative commonwealth : labor and republican liberty in the nineteenth century

Author: Alexander Gourevitch
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book reconstructs how a group of nineteenth-century labor reformers appropriated and radicalized the republican tradition. These 'labor republicans' derived their definition of freedom from a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gourevitch, Alexander.
From slavery to the cooperative commonwealth
(DLC) 2014026552
(OCoLC)885983229
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Gourevitch
ISBN: 9781139519434 1139519433
OCLC Number: 898138774
Description: 1 online resource (x, 213 pages)
Contents: Introduction : something of slavery still remains --
The paradox of slavery and freedom --
"Independent laborers by voluntary contract" : the laissez-faire republican turn --
"The sword of want" : free labor against wage labor --
Labor republicanism and the cooperative commonwealth --
Solidarity and selfishness : the political theory of the dependent classes --
Conclusion : the freedom yet to come.
Responsibility: Alex Gourevitch, Brown University.

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