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Labor Unions and an American Law of Membership

Kevin Butterfield

in The Making of Tocqueville'S America: Law and Association in the Early United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297088
eISBN:
9780226297118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297118.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between the late eighteenth century and the seminal year of 1842, when for the first time a court ruled that labor unions had a legitimate place in the American social landscape, post-Revolutionary ... More


Choosing Kin in Antislavery Literature and Law

Edlie L. Wong

in Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794555
eISBN:
9780814795460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794555.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter charts the legal controversies over slaves brought into New England after Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw’s landmark decision in Commonwealth v. Aves. Considered as the most forceful ... More


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