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Author Steinfeld, Robert J.

Title The invention of free labor : the employment relation in English and American law and culture, 1350-1870 / Robert J. Steinfeld
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1991]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 277 pages)
Series Studies in legal history
Studies in legal history.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The master-servant relationship in early modern england and the American colonies -- 3. Labor imagined -- 4. The freeborn englishman and the persistence of traditional service -- 5. The ambiguous impact of the American revolution -- 6. Working out the idea and practice of free labor -- 7. The federal anti-peonage act of 1867 -- Conclusion. Self-ownership and self-government in the nineteenth century -- Appendix. Habeas corpus file of runaway laborers, chesapeake and ohio canal company (1829)
Summary Invention of Free Labor: The Employment Relation in English and American Law and Culture, 1350-1870
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-263) and index
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Subject Indentured servants -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Great Britain -- History.
Indentured servants -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History.
Labor contract -- Great Britain -- History.
Labor contract -- United States -- History.
Master and servant -- Great Britain -- History.
Master and servant -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
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