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‘The Instrumentality of Others’: Railway Accidents and the Courts, 1840–1875

R. W. Kostal

in Law and English Railway Capitalism 1825–1875

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198265672
eISBN:
9780191682926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265672.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In the 1840s injured railway passengers and employees alike commenced legal actions for damages. It is clear that many lawyers of the era believed that both kinds of accident victims might commence ... More


North of the Color Line: Migration and Black Resistance in Canada, 1870-1955

Sarah-Jane Mathieu

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834299
eISBN:
9781469603858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899397_mathieu
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines life in Canada for the estimated 5,000 blacks, both African Americans and West Indians, who immigrated to Canada after the end of Reconstruction in the United States. Through the ... More


Rehearsing Revolution

Elizabeth J. Perry

in Anyuan: Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271890
eISBN:
9780520954038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271890.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter provides background on the history of the Anyuan coal mine and its surrounding area. It describes previous rebellions in the region, especially the Ping-Liu-Li Uprising of 1906, and ... More


‘Grandes villes’: Liverpool, Lyon and Munich*

in Merseypride: Essays in Liverpool Exceptionalism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310102
eISBN:
9781846313547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310102.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The size and complexity of large cities were not impediments to trade union development. In fact, workers could take advantage of the metropolitan atmosphere, utilising the facilities of an ... More


Introduction

Jon R. Huibregtse

in American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919–1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034652
eISBN:
9780813038544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034652.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Organized railroad labor emerged from World War I both politically and financially stronger than it had been at any time in its history. Railway workers contributed mightily to the war effort and ... More


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