Dying For Work

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This pathbreaking volume explores the history of occupational safety and health in
America from the late nineteenth century to the 1950s. Thirteen essays tell a story of the exploitation of workers as measured by shortened lives, high disease rates, and painful injuries.
Scholars from a variety of disciplines examine the history of protection and compensation for injured workers, state and federal involvement, controversies over the dangers of ...

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Overview

This pathbreaking volume explores the history of occupational safety and health in
America from the late nineteenth century to the 1950s. Thirteen essays tell a story of the exploitation of workers as measured by shortened lives, high disease rates, and painful injuries.
Scholars from a variety of disciplines examine the history of protection and compensation for injured workers, state and federal involvement, controversies over the dangers of lead, and the three emblematic industrial diseases of this century—radium poisoning, asbestos-related diseases, and brown lung.

Indiana University Press

"...a unique and important contribution to the literature in American history, labor history, and the history of medicine and public health."--Allan M. Brandt

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253205070
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1989
  • Series: Interdisciplinary Studies in History
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,270,837
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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