Accidental Republic by John Fabian Witt
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Accidental Republic
By John Fabian Witt

The Accidental Republic

Crippled Workingmen, Destitute Widows and the Remaking of American Law

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Accidental Republic by John Fabian Witt

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In the five decades after the Civil War, the United States witnessed a profusion of legal institutions designed to cope with the nation's exceptionally acute industrial accident crisis. Jurists elaborated the common law of torts. Workingmen's organisations founded a widespread system of cooperative insurance. Leading employers instituted welfare-capitalist accident relief funds. And social reformers advocated compulsory insurance such as workmen's compensation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674022614
ISBN-10: 0674022610
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Pages: 322
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Fabian Witt

John Fabian Witt is Professor of Law and History, Columbia University.

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