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From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth: Labor and Republican Liberty in the Nineteenth Century

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This book reconstructs how a group of nineteenth-century labor reformers appropriated and radicalized the republican tradition. These 'labor republicans' derived their definition of freedom from a long tradition of political theory dating back to the classical republics. In this tradition, to be free is to be independent of anyone else's will - to be dependent is to be a slave. Borrowing these ideas, labor republicans argued that wage laborers were unfree because of their abject dependence on their employers. Workers in a ...

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From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth: Labor and Republican Liberty in the Nineteenth Century
2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107663657

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From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth: Labor and Republican Liberty in the Nineteenth Century
2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107033177

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