The Invention of Free Labor: The Employment Relation in English and American Law and Culture, 1350-1870 / Edition 1 by Robert J. Steinfeld | 9780807854525 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Invention of Free Labor: The Employment Relation in English and American Law and Culture, 1350-1870 / Edition 1

The Invention of Free Labor: The Employment Relation in English and American Law and Culture, 1350-1870 / Edition 1

by Robert J. Steinfeld
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807854522

ISBN-13: 9780807854525

Pub. Date: 06/30/2002

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Examining the emergence of the modern conception of free labor—labor that could not be legally compelled, even though voluntarily agreed upon—Steinfeld explains how English law dominated the early American colonies, making violation of labor agreements punishable by imprisonment. By the eighteenth century, traditional legal restrictions no longer applied

Overview

Examining the emergence of the modern conception of free labor—labor that could not be legally compelled, even though voluntarily agreed upon—Steinfeld explains how English law dominated the early American colonies, making violation of labor agreements punishable by imprisonment. By the eighteenth century, traditional legal restrictions no longer applied to many kinds of colonial workers, but it was not until the nineteenth century that indentured servitude came to be regarded as similar to slavery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807854525
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
06/30/2002
Series:
Studies in Legal History Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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