Free labor

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the labor of freemen, as distinguished from that of slaves.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"The relic of barbarism, the primitive commune with each guarantee for all, will disappear of itself; serfdom has been abolished--there remains nothing but free labor, and its fomms are fixed and ready made, and must be adopted.
What kept free labor such an attractive bait, says White, was its near-kin ideology of the 'home"--the promised reward for those serving the free-labor Moloch.
He stood for natural rights, racial equality, and economic liberty in a free labor system.
In a statement, Philippine Association of Free Labor Unions president Terry Tuazon said the government should lower the cost of the e-passport and make it more affordable, particularly for overseas Filipino workers.
More importantly, by looking at Marx's criticism of direct slavery we are better able to understand his criticisms of free labor, indirect slavery.
$24; seniors, $22; children 17 and younger, free labor day weekend.
He indicated the state continuing efforts to support the national labor and work in the private sector as a "main foundation of the national economy." Small and medium enterprises "play a significant role in developing the national economy, boosting free labor in addition to increasing and diversifying domestic output," he said.
And, hey, if the turtles help themselves to some melons or low-hanging ripe tomatoes, it's a small price to pay for the free labor they provide!
Hirelings; African American workers and free labor in early Maryland.
Justice Robert Jackson, set forth a free labor interpretation of the
I not only did all that digging for nothing but also used up my free labor capital getting my friends to help me--and I hadn't even started building anything yet.