Master and Servant Law: Chartists, Trade Unions, Radical Lawyers and the Magistracy in England, 1840-1865
Page count: 294 pages
File size: 1.9 MB
Drawing on historical narratives that are frequently examined in isolation, this book examines the tactics, rhetoric and consequences of a sustained legal and political campaign by English and Welsh trade unions, Chartists, and a few radical solicitors against the penal sanctions of employment law during the mid-nineteenth century. In so doing, the author draws new conclusions about the development of the English legal system, trade unionism and popular politics of the period.