Samuel Moyn is a professor of law and history at Yale University, which he joined in July 2017. Previously, he was a professor of history at Columbia University for thirteen years and a professor of history and of law at Harvard University for three years.
5 books on the list
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Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)
The late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century US economy maimed and killed employees at an astronomically high rate, while the legal system left the injured and their loved ones with little recourse. In the 1910s, US states enacted workers' compensation laws, which required employers to pay a portion of the financial costs of workplace injuries....
@n_hold @JohnFabianWitt An admirable book, and John is admirably gracious – source
Samuel MoynOct 24, 2020
A Muted Fury
Populists, Progressives, and Labor Unions Confront the Courts, 1890-1937 (Princeton Legacy Library)
For half a century before 1937, populists, progressives, and labor leaders complained bitterly that a judicial oligarchy impeded social and economic reform by imposing crippling restraints on trade unions and nullifying legislation that regulated business corporations. A Muted Fury, the first study of this neglected chapter in American political an...
@ChaseMadar Great book – source
Samuel MoynSep 19, 2020
@JudithShulevitz’s amazing book reads even better with the universal need dawning lately for tech sabbatarianism. – source
Samuel MoynJan 01, 2020
Sasha’s @sasha_p_s great book “Go Back to Where You Came From” is more relevant than ever #Amazon – source
Samuel MoynJul 20, 2019
Human rights have a deep and tumultuous history that culminates in the age of rights we live in today, but where does Africa's story fit in with this global history? Here, Bonny Ibhawoh maps this story and offers a comprehensive and interpretative history of human rights in Africa. Rather than a tidy narrative of ruthless violators and benevolent p...
Congrats to @giazilo on a great book on human rights in African history - here is my brief review – source
Samuel MoynJun 07, 2019