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The Resource Capitalism takes command : the social transformation of nineteenth-century America, edited by Michael Zakim and Gary J. Kornblith

Capitalism takes command : the social transformation of nineteenth-century America, edited by Michael Zakim and Gary J. Kornblith

Label
Capitalism takes command : the social transformation of nineteenth-century America
Title
Capitalism takes command
Title remainder
the social transformation of nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Zakim and Gary J. Kornblith
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Most scholarship on nineteenth-century America's transformation into a market society has focused on consumption, romanticized visions of workers, and analysis of firms and factories. Building on but moving past these studies, Capitalism Takes Command presents a history of family farming, general incorporation laws, mortgage payments, inheritance practices, office systems, and risk management--an inventory of the means by which capitalism became America's new revolutionary tradition. This multidisciplinary collection of essays argues not only that capitalism reached far beyond the purview of the economy, but also that the revolution was not confined to the destruction of an agrarian past. As business ceaselessly revised its own practices, a new demographic of private bankers, insurance brokers, investors in securities, and start-up manufacturers, among many others, assumed center stage, displacing older elites and forms of property. Explaining how capital became an "ism" and how business became a political philosophy, Capitalism Takes Command brings the economy back into American social and cultural history."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 330.973/05
  • 973.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC105.C24 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zakim, Michael
  • Kornblith, Gary J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Economic history
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • Kapitalismus
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • USA
Label
Capitalism takes command : the social transformation of nineteenth-century America, edited by Michael Zakim and Gary J. Kornblith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-350) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: an American revolutionary tradition / Michael Zakim and Gary J. Kornblith -- The agrarian context of American capitalist development / Christopher Clark -- The mortgage worked the hardest: The fate of landed independence in nineteenth-century America / Jonathan Levy -- Toxic debt, liar loans, collateralized and securitized human beings, and the panic of 1837 / Edward E. Baptist -- Inheriting property and debt: From family security to corporate accumulation / Elizabeth Blackmar -- Slave breeding and free love: An antebellum argument over slavery, capitalism, and personhood / Amy Dru Stanley -- Capitalism and the rise of the corporation nation / Robert E. Wright -- Capitalist aesthetics: Americans look at the London and Liverpool docks / Tamara Plakins Thornton -- William Leggett and the melodrama of the market / Jeffrey Sklansky -- Producing capitalism: The clerk at work / Michael Zakim -- Soulless monsters and iron horses: The Civil War, institutional change, and American capitalism / Sean Patrick Adams -- Afterword: Anonymous history / Jean-Christophe Agnew
Control code
772845696
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 358 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613362964
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613362964
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
336296
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772845696
Label
Capitalism takes command : the social transformation of nineteenth-century America, edited by Michael Zakim and Gary J. Kornblith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-350) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: an American revolutionary tradition / Michael Zakim and Gary J. Kornblith -- The agrarian context of American capitalist development / Christopher Clark -- The mortgage worked the hardest: The fate of landed independence in nineteenth-century America / Jonathan Levy -- Toxic debt, liar loans, collateralized and securitized human beings, and the panic of 1837 / Edward E. Baptist -- Inheriting property and debt: From family security to corporate accumulation / Elizabeth Blackmar -- Slave breeding and free love: An antebellum argument over slavery, capitalism, and personhood / Amy Dru Stanley -- Capitalism and the rise of the corporation nation / Robert E. Wright -- Capitalist aesthetics: Americans look at the London and Liverpool docks / Tamara Plakins Thornton -- William Leggett and the melodrama of the market / Jeffrey Sklansky -- Producing capitalism: The clerk at work / Michael Zakim -- Soulless monsters and iron horses: The Civil War, institutional change, and American capitalism / Sean Patrick Adams -- Afterword: Anonymous history / Jean-Christophe Agnew
Control code
772845696
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 358 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613362964
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613362964
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
336296
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772845696

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