John Fabian Witt, ‘The Historical Logics of Work Accident Law’

Nate Holdren, Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and the Law in the Progressive Era (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020). Pp 300. $59.99 (hardcover). ISBN: 978-1108488709. If reading books like Nate Holdren’s new Injury Impoverished is what happens to mid-career scholars, then I’m all for aging. Holdren has written a brilliant, impassioned, and intellectually stimulating book on the legal history of industrial accidents. He has a live mind, which is animated by his ambitious analytic project to make sense of the law governing the risk of bodily injury for those in the labor market around the turn of the twentieth century … (more)

John Fabian Witt, ‘The Historical Logics of Work Accident Law’, American Journal of Legal History, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajlh/njaa025. Published: 24 October 2020.

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