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Governments, labour, and the law in mid-Victorian Britain : the trade union legislation of the 1870s

Author: Mark C Curthoys
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2010.
Series: Oxford historical monographs
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark C Curthoys
ISBN: 0199268894 9780199268894
OCLC Number: 644094043
Description: viii, 284 Seiten
Contents: 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. Unions Legalized ; 6. The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1871 ; 7. The Gas Stokers' Case and the Right to Strike ; 8. A Benthamite Solution ; 9. 'The workmen's victory'? ; Conclusion ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs
Responsibility: Mark Curthoys.

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...a valuable contribution to our understanding of the evolution of trade union legislation and the character of the mid-Victorian state. * History *

 
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