Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-302) and index.
1. Framing the issues -- 2. Compensation for accidents before Workers' Compensation -- 3. The economic impact of the switch to Workers' Compensation -- 4. The timing of Workers' Compensation's enactment in the United States -- 5. The political process of adopting Workers' Compensation -- 6. The fractious disputes over state insurance -- 7. The battles over benefit levels, 1910-1930 -- 8. Epilogue : lessons from the origins of Workers' Compensation.
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