Labor Question in America Economic Democracy in the Gilded Age

ISBN-10: 0252077865
ISBN-13: 9780252077869
Edition: 2011
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Description: Rosanne Currarino traces the struggle to define the nature of democratic life in an era of industrial strife. As Americans confronted the glaring disparity between democracy's promises of independence and prosperity and the grim realities of  More...

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 1/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Rosanne Currarino traces the struggle to define the nature of democratic life in an era of industrial strife. As Americans confronted the glaring disparity between democracy's promises of independence and prosperity and the grim realities of economic want and wage labour, they asked, "What should constitute full participation in American society? What standard of living should citizens expect and demand?" Currarino traces the diverse efforts to answer to these questions, from the fledgling trade union movement to contests over immigration, from economic theory to popular literature, from legal debates to social reform. The contradictory answers that emerged-one stressing economic participation in a consumer society, the other emphasizing property ownership and self-reliance-remain pressing today as contemporary scholars, journalists, and social critics grapple with the meaning of democracy in post-industrial America. Rosane Curarino is an associate professor of history at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada.

Acknowledgments
Introduction. The Labor Question in the Late Nineteenth Century
The Cant of Economy: Narratives of Depression in the 1870s
Meat versus Rice: Anti-Chinese Rhetoric and the Problem of Wage Work
The Value of Wages: Historical Economics and the Meanings of Value
"Labor Wants More!": The AFL and the Idea of Economic Liberty
The End of the Labor Question
Afterword. Residues of the Labor Question
Notes
Index

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