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Capitalism Takes Command: The Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America

Michael Zakim and Gary J. Kornblith

Abstract

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, this book 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 ... More

Keywords: market society, family farming, general incorporation laws, mortgage payments, inheritance practices, office systems, risk management, capitalism, revolutionary tradition, private bankers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780226451091
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226977997.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Zakim, editor

Gary J. Kornblith, editor

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