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Jamie L. Bronstein's Caught In The Machinery: Workplace Accidents And Injured Workers In Nineteenth-Century Britain (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2009

Jamie L. Bronstein's Caught In The Machinery: Workplace Accidents And Injured Workers In Nineteenth-Century Britain (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Book Reviews

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Douglas Hay And Paul Craven's Masters, Servants, And Magistrates In Britain And The Empire, 1562–1955 (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2007

Douglas Hay And Paul Craven's Masters, Servants, And Magistrates In Britain And The Empire, 1562–1955 (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Book Reviews

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Mark Curthoys' Governments, Labour, And The Law In Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation Of The 1870s (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2007

Mark Curthoys' Governments, Labour, And The Law In Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation Of The 1870s (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Book Reviews

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Gunther Peck's Reinventing Free Labor: Padrones And Immigrant Workers In The North American West, 1880–1930 (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2003

Gunther Peck's Reinventing Free Labor: Padrones And Immigrant Workers In The North American West, 1880–1930 (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Book Reviews

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Coercion, Contract And Free Labor In The Nineteenth Century (A Response To Gunther Peck), Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2003

Coercion, Contract And Free Labor In The Nineteenth Century (A Response To Gunther Peck), Robert J. Steinfeld

Journal Articles

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Erins On The Erie: A Historical Labor Study, Ryan Patrick Hanna Sep 2002

Erins On The Erie: A Historical Labor Study, Ryan Patrick Hanna

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

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Freedom Of Contract And Freedom Of Person: A Brief History Of “Involuntary Servitude” In American Fundamental Law, Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2001

Freedom Of Contract And Freedom Of Person: A Brief History Of “Involuntary Servitude” In American Fundamental Law, Robert J. Steinfeld

Contributions to Books

Published as Chapter 14 in Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States, 1750–1850, Jürgen Heideking, James A. Henretta & Peter Becker, eds.

Liberal ideas are normally taken to have played an important role in the development of free markets, and of free labor based on contract in those markets. A closer look at labor regimes in the nineteenth century, however, reveals that liberal commitments to freedom did not straightforwardly produce what we today would think of as free labor. Just as often they produced a form of coerced contractual labor. And this was quite simply because liberal commitments ...


Joanne Pope Melish's Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation And "Race" In New England, 1780–1860 (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 2000

Joanne Pope Melish's Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation And "Race" In New England, 1780–1860 (Book Review), Robert J. Steinfeld

Book Reviews

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Labor – Free Or Coerced? An Historical Reassessment Of Differences And Similarities, Robert J. Steinfeld, Stanley L. Engerman Jan 1997

Labor – Free Or Coerced? An Historical Reassessment Of Differences And Similarities, Robert J. Steinfeld, Stanley L. Engerman

Contributions to Books

Published in Free and Unfree Labour: The Debate Continues, Tom Brass & Marcel van der Linden, eds.


Property And Suffrage In The Early American Republic, Robert J. Steinfeld Jan 1989

Property And Suffrage In The Early American Republic, Robert J. Steinfeld

Journal Articles

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