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

Mark Curthoys

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268894
eISBN:
9780191708466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268894.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is a study of how mid-Victorian Britain and its specialist advisers, in an age of free trade and the minimal state, attempted to create a viable legal framework for trade unions and strikes. It ... More


The Gas Stokers’ Case and the Freedom to Strike

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/9780199268894.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the ruling issued by Sir William Brett in R v Bunn and Others (the gas stokers' case) and its implications for Britain's trade unions and their freedom to strike. Whatever its ... 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


Introduction

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/9780199268894.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines the structures inherited by policymakers of mid-Victorian Britain from their Liberal-Tory predecessors a generation earlier granting trade unions a distinctive form of legal ... More


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