Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920

ISBN-10: 0226723526
ISBN-13: 9780226723525
Edition: 1979
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1979
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/1979
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

"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

Tudor Parfitt is Research Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs and President Navon Professor of Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies at Florida International University and Emeritus Professor of Modern Jewish Studies in the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.Daniel T. Rodgers is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Princeton University.

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

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