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After the Combination Acts

MARK CURTHOYS

in Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation of the 1870s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268894
eISBN:
9780191708466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268894.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After the repeal of the Combination Acts in the mid-1820s, the extent of the freedom to combine, and the wisdom of exercising that freedom, continued to be disputed in Britain. Robert Peel, the home ... More


Trade Unions and Combinations

Katrina Navickas

in Loyalism and Radicalism in Lancashire, 1798-1815

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559671
eISBN:
9780191721120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559671.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter surveys working-class collective action after the passing of the Combination Acts, which prohibited trade unions in 1799 and 1800. It charts the bitter conflicts between manufacturers ... More


Conclusion: Combination and the Liberal State

MARK CURTHOYS

in Governments, Labour, and the Law in Mid-Victorian Britain: The Trade Union Legislation of the 1870s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268894
eISBN:
9780191708466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268894.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

For nearly half a century after the repeal of the Combination Acts, the liberty to combine in Britain continued to be restricted, at least in theory. Governments and the courts admitted the impolicy ... More


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