The Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920

Daniel T. Rodgers

The Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920
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Daniel T. Rodgers

316 pages | © 1978
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226723525 Published December 1979
E-book $7.00 to $25.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226723495 Published May 2009
"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

Organization of American Historians: OAH-Frederick Jackson Turner Award

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