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The work ethic in industrial America, 1850-1920

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Publisher Comments:

"Rodgers's book is a study of how technology affects ideas. That is the issue to which Rodgers always returns: how did men and women react to the economy of unprecedented plenty that the 19th-century revolution in power and machines had produced? . . . This is certainly . . . one of the most refreshing and penetrating analyses of the relation of diverse levels of 19th-century culture that it has been my pleasure to read in a long time."—Carl N. Degler, Science

About the Author

Daniel T. Rodgers

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Work Ideals and the Industrial Invasion

2. Hireling Laborers

3. "Mechanized" Men

4. Play, Repose, and Plenty

5. Splinterings: Fables for Boys

6. Sons of Toil: Industrial Workers and Their Labor

7. Idle Womanhood: Feminist Versions of the Work Ethics

8. The Political Uses of Work Rhetoric

Epilogue: Charles W. Eliot and the Quest for Joyful Labor

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226723518
Author:
Rodgers, Daniel T
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Author:
Rodgers, Daniel T.
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
Middle class
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Work ethic
Subject:
Middle class -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 262
Publication Date:
19791215
Binding:
Paperback
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
316

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