The Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920

The Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920

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qRodgers'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€”Carl N. Degler, ScienceWhen the Committee on the Machinery of the United States, sent from Britain to investigate the state of American arms ... to still more complex woodworking machines capable of transforming boards into yard upon yard of scrollwork and filigree and to machine ... 1 Machines such as these were potentially liberating, freeing workers from mechanical drudgery for the skilled tasks of repairing, adjusting, andanbsp;...

Title:The Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920
Author:Daniel T. Rodgers
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2009-05-15


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