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Law and the Shaping of the American Labor Movement

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$36.50 • £29.95 • €33.00

ISBN 9780674517820

Publication Date: 05/01/1991


230 pages


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A very distinguished work… Forbath derives bold and original conclusions…and is sensitive to the political and social context in which law functions… His book is right and relevant today.—Lance Liebman, Harvard Law School

This work is nothing less than a full-scale reinterpretation of the making of American pure-and-simple unionism. Forbath’s book is certain to provoke lively and health-giving debate; it will be required reading for all students of American labor history.—David Brody, University of California, Davis

In this admirable synthesis of legal and social history, Forbath reconstructs in brilliant detail the bitter drama of the most violent years of U.S. labor relations, the era of the labor injunction… It effectively replaces Frankfurter and Greene’s classic of 1930 on labor injunctions as the standard work on the subject.—Robert W. Gordon, Stanford Law School

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