legislation dealing with human beings in their capacity as workers or wage earners. The Industrial Revolution, by introducing the machine and factory
association of workers for the purpose of improving their economic status and working conditions through collective bargaining with employers.
British political party, one of the two dominant parties in Great Britain since World War I. The Labour party was founded in 1900 after several
La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925
1855-1925 Progressive Reformer: U.S. Representative, Governor, Senator, and Presidential Candidate As U.S. representative from 1885 to 1891, governor
Lagos Escobar, Ricardo (1938 - )
Chilean centre-left economist and politician, president 2000–06. A leading opposition figure during General Augusto Pinochet 's 1974–90 military
La Guardia, Fiorello (1882 - 1947)
Fiorello Henry La Guardia (1882–1947) was the 99th mayor of New York City (1934–45). He reorganized the police force and restored trust in a municipal
Lamartine, Alphonse Marie-Louis Prat De (1790 - 1869)
French poet. He wrote romantic poems, including Méditations poétiques/Poetical Meditations (1820), followed by Nouvelles méditations/New Meditations
Lang, Andrew (1844 - 1912)
Scottish historian and folklore scholar. His writings include historical works; anthropological studies, such as Myth, Ritual and Religion (1887) and
Lange, David Russell (1942 - 2005)
New Zealand Labour centre-left politician, prime minister 1983–89. A skilled parliamentary debater, he became Labour's deputy leader in 1979, and in
Official language(s) refers to one or several languages given explicit codified or legislated standing within a governmental system or organization.