Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation of the 1870s

Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation of the 1870s

by Mark C. Curthoys, M. C. Curthoys
     
 

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 workings of the nineteenth-century state.

Overview

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 workings of the nineteenth-century state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199268894
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/19/2004
Series:
Oxford Historical Monographs Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Curthoys is a Research Editor, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

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