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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.
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Injury Impoverished
Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)
Nate Holdren - May 28, 2020
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....
Samuel Moyn
Oct 24, 2020
@n_hold @JohnFabianWitt An admirable book, and John is admirably gracious     source
A Muted Fury
Populists, Progressives, and Labor Unions Confront the Courts, 1890-1937 (Princeton Legacy Library)
William G. Ross - Jul 14, 2014 (first published in 1993)
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...
Samuel Moyn
Sep 19, 2020
@ChaseMadar Great book     source
The Sabbath World
Glimpses of a Different Order of Time
Judith Shulevitz - Apr 05, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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What is the Sabbath, anyway? The holy day of rest? The first effort to protect the rights of workers? A smart way to manage stress in a world in which computers never get turned off and work never comes to an end? Or simply an oppressive, outmoded rite? In The Sabbath World, Judith Shulevitz explores the Jewish and Christian day of rest, from its o...
Samuel Moyn
Jan 01, 2020
@JudithShulevitz’s amazing book reads even better with the universal need dawning lately for tech sabbatarianism.     source
Go Back to Where You Came From
The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy
Sasha Polakow-Suransky - Oct 17, 2017
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What if politicians pose a graver threat to liberal democracy than mass migration? Brexit and Donald Trump's victory were just the beginning -- and Marine Le Pen's defeat does not signal a turning of the tide. From the Introduction From Europe to the United States, opportunistic politicians have exploited the economic crisis, terrorist attacks, and...
Samuel Moyn
Jul 20, 2019
Sasha’s ⁦@sasha_p_s⁩ great book “Go Back to Where You Came From” is more relevant than ever #Amazon     source
Human Rights in Africa
Bonny Ibhawoh - Jan 31, 2018
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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...
Samuel Moyn
Jun 07, 2019
Congrats to @giazilo on a great book on human rights in African history - here is my brief review     source