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

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Overview

"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226723525
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1978
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel T. Rodgersis the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History emeritus at Princeton University. He is the author ofContested Truths: Keywords in American Politics,Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age, Age of Fracture, andThe Work Ethic in Industrial America 1850–1920.

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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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