Capital, Labor, and State: The Battle for American Labor Markets from the Civil War to the New Deal / Edition 1

Capital, Labor, and State: The Battle for American Labor Markets from the Civil War to the New Deal / Edition 1

by David Brian Robertson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0847697290

ISBN-13: 9780847697298

Pub. Date: 08/16/2000

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Capital, Labor, and State is a systematic and thorough examination of American labor policy from the Civil War to the New Deal. David Brian Robertson skillfully demonstrates that although most industrializing nations began to limit employer freedom and regulate labor conditions in the 1900s, the United States continued to allow total employer discretion in

Overview

Capital, Labor, and State is a systematic and thorough examination of American labor policy from the Civil War to the New Deal. David Brian Robertson skillfully demonstrates that although most industrializing nations began to limit employer freedom and regulate labor conditions in the 1900s, the United States continued to allow total employer discretion in decisions concerning hiring, firing, and workplace conditions. Robertson argues that the American constitution made it much more difficult for the American Federation of Labor, government, and business to cooperate for mutual gain as extensively as their counterparts abroad, so that even at the height of New Deal, American labor market policy remained a patchwork of limited protections, uneven laws, and poor enforcement, lacking basic national standards even for child labor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847697298
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/16/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Battle Between Capital and Labor in America Chapter 2 American Labor Market Policy, Strategy, and Political Institutions Chapter 3 Labor and Regulation, 1865-1900 Chapter 4 The AFL Confronts Employers Chapter 5 Employer's Counterattack Chapter 6 The AFL's Strategic Retreat and Its Consequences Chapter 7 Limitations of Labor Market Regulation Chapter 8 Confining Trade Union Powers Chapter 9 Marginalizing Labor Market Management Chapter 10 Circumscribing Work Insurance Chapter 11 The American Model of Labor Market Policy

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