Citizen Worker: The Experience of Workers in the United States with Democracy and the Free Market during the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1

Citizen Worker: The Experience of Workers in the United States with Democracy and the Free Market during the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1

by David Montgomery
     
 

Discusses the relationship between workers and the government by focusing not on the legal regulation of unions and strikes, but on popular struggles for citizenship rights.See more details below

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Discusses the relationship between workers and the government by focusing not on the legal regulation of unions and strikes, but on popular struggles for citizenship rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521483803
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
189
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Wage-Labor, Bondage and Citizenship: 1. The Right to Quit; 2. Free Labor in the Shadow of Slavery; 3. Quitting and Getting Paid; 4. Citizenship and the Terms of Employment; Part II. Policing People for the Free Market: 5. The Definition and Prosecution of Crime; 6. The Privatization of Poor Relief; 7. The Crime of Idleness; 8. Arms and the Man; 9. Police Powers and Workers' Homes; Part III. Political Parties: 10. Black Workers and Republicans in the South; 11. Industrial Workers and Party Politics; 12. Workers and Tammany Hall; 13. Labor Reform and Electoral Politics; 14. Citizenship and the Unseen Hand; Bibliography.

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