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Citizen Worker

Citizen Worker
The Experience of Workers in the United States with Democracy and the Free Market during the Nineteenth Century

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  • Date Published: July 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521483803

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  • This book discusses the relationship between workers and the government by focusing not on the legal regulation of unions and strikes, but on popular struggles for citizenship rights. This discussion includes the role of democracy in the dismantling of indentured servitude, judicial decisions shaping the rights and obligations of the development of vagrancy law and of municipal police forces. The book also examines the role of the Democratic, Republican, and Know Nothing parties in shaping popular political culture and in mobilising and channeling the political activity of white and black workers.

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    • Date Published: July 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521483803
    • length: 204 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.297kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Part I. Wage-Labor, Bondage and Citizenship:
    1. The Right to Quit
    2. Free Labor in the Shadow of Slavery
    3. Quitting and Getting Paid
    4. Citizenship and the Terms of Employment
    Part II. Policing People for the Free Market:
    5. The Definition and Prosecution of Crime
    6. The Privatization of Poor Relief
    7. The Crime of Idleness
    8. Arms and the Man
    9. Police Powers and Workers' Homes
    Part III. Political Parties:
    10. Black Workers and Republicans in the South
    11. Industrial Workers and Party Politics
    12. Workers and Tammany Hall
    13. Labor Reform and Electoral Politics
    14. Citizenship and the Unseen Hand
    Bibliography.

  • Author

    David Montgomery, Yale University, Connecticut

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