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Robert William Fogel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1993

"To take a trip around the mind of Robert Fogel, one of the grand old men of American economic history, is a rare treat. At every turning, you come upon some shiny pearl of information." <The Economist>

In this broad-thinking and profound piece of history, Robert William Fogel synthesizes an amazing range of data into a bold and intriguing view of America's past and future--one in which the periodic Great Awakenings of religion bring about waves of social reform, the material lives of even the poorest Americans improve steadily, and the nation now stands poised for a renewed burst of egalitarian progress.

Synopsis:

Robert William Fogel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1993

"To take a trip around the mind of Robert Fogel, one of the grand old men of American economic history, is a rare treat. At every turning, you come upon some shiny pearl of information."The Economist

In this broad-thinking and profound piece of history, Robert William Fogel synthesizes an amazing range of data into a bold and intriguing view of America's past and futureone in which the periodic Great Awakenings of religion bring about waves of social reform, the material lives of even the poorest Americans improve steadily, and the nation now stands poised for a renewed burst of egalitarian progress.

Synopsis:

Robert William Fogel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1993

"To take a trip around the mind of Robert Fogel, one of the grand old men of American economic history, is a rare treat. At every turning, you come upon some shiny pearl of information."&#8212;The Economist

In this broad-thinking and profound piece of history, Robert William Fogel synthesizes an amazing range of data into a bold and intriguing view of America's past and future&#8212;one in which the periodic Great Awakenings of religion bring about waves of social reform, the material lives of even the poorest Americans improve steadily, and the nation now stands poised for a renewed burst of egalitarian progress.

About the Author

Winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize for Economics, Robert William Fogel, is the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of American Institutions in the Graduate School of Business, director of the Center for Population Economics, and a member of the Department of Economics and of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He is also coauthor of the bestselling Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Egalitarian Creed in America

1. The Fourth Great Awakening, the Political Realignment of the 1990s, and the Potential for Egalitarian Reform

2. Technological Change, Cultural Transformations, and Political Crises

3. The Triumph of the Modern Egalitarian Ethic

4. The Egalitarian Revolution of the Twentieth Century

5. The Emergence of a Postmodern Egalitarian Agenda

Afterword: Whither Goes Our World?

Acknowledgments

Appendices

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226256634
Manufactured:
University of Chicago Press
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Manufactured by:
University of Chicago Press
Manufactured:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Fogel, Robert William
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
SOC039000
Subject:
History
Subject:
World history -- Historiography.
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 line drawings, 18 tables
Pages:
383
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Robert William Fogel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1993

"To take a trip around the mind of Robert Fogel, one of the grand old men of American economic history, is a rare treat. At every turning, you come upon some shiny pearl of information."The Economist

In this broad-thinking and profound piece of history, Robert William Fogel synthesizes an amazing range of data into a bold and intriguing view of America's past and futureone in which the periodic Great Awakenings of religion bring about waves of social reform, the material lives of even the poorest Americans improve steadily, and the nation now stands poised for a renewed burst of egalitarian progress.

"Synopsis" by ,
Robert William Fogel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1993

"To take a trip around the mind of Robert Fogel, one of the grand old men of American economic history, is a rare treat. At every turning, you come upon some shiny pearl of information."&#8212;The Economist

In this broad-thinking and profound piece of history, Robert William Fogel synthesizes an amazing range of data into a bold and intriguing view of America's past and future&#8212;one in which the periodic Great Awakenings of religion bring about waves of social reform, the material lives of even the poorest Americans improve steadily, and the nation now stands poised for a renewed burst of egalitarian progress.

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