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Jamie L. Bronstein - Caught in the Machinery: Workplace Accidents and Injured Workers in Nineteenth-Century Britain - 9780804700085 - V9780804700085
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Caught in the Machinery: Workplace Accidents and Injured Workers in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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Description for Caught in the Machinery: Workplace Accidents and Injured Workers in Nineteenth-Century Britain Hardcover. Caught In the Machinery examines the social, legal, cultural and political history of workplace accidents and injured workers in 19th-century Britain and in the broader Anglo-American context. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1KBB; 3JH; HBJD1; HBLL; HBTK; KNXC. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 5817 x 3887 x 534. Weight in Grams: 454.

Caught in the Machinery draws on social, cultural, and legal history to bring to life the dangers facing working people in Great Britain between 1800 and the first British Employer's Liability Act of 1880. Autobiographies, songs, and broadsides provide a window onto the cultural meanings of workplace accidents and contrast those meanings with the views of humanitarian onlookers and the Victorian press. The book is uniquely attentive to the broader Anglo-American context; in the nineteenth century, Great Britain and the United States shared a common-law regime that was singularly unfriendly to workers, but each country eventually developed workers' compensation in ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2007
Publisher
Stanford University Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
240
Place of Publication
Palo Alto, United States
ISBN
9780804700085
SKU
V9780804700085
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-1

About Jamie L. Bronstein
Jamie L. Bronstein is Associate Professor of History at New Mexico State University. She is the author of Land Reform and Working-Class Experience in Britain and the United States, 1800-1862 (Stanford, 1999)

Reviews for Caught in the Machinery: Workplace Accidents and Injured Workers in Nineteenth-Century Britain
"Caught in the Machinery combines legal analysis and social detail to present the consequences of workplace accidents in a fresh context. Jamie Bronstein's excellent scholarship sheds new light on the Victorian origins of the welfare state." —Richard Cosgrove, University of Arizona "Now, in a well-documented and organized monograph, Jamie L. Bronstein joins the small number of historians who ... Read more

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