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

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ISBN-10: 1107663652

ISBN-13: 9781107663657

Edition: 2014

Authors: Alex Gourevitch

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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 cooperative, on the other hand, were considered free because they equally and collectively controlled their work. Although these labor republicans are relatively unknown,…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/8/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 5.94" wide x 8.98" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English