Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920 / Edition 1

Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920 / Edition 1

by Daniel T. Rodgers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226723526

ISBN-13: 9780226723525

Pub. Date: 01/28/1978

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


"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…  See more details below

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"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226723525
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/28/1978
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.70(d)

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

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