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The Resource American exceptionalism, American anxiety : wages, competition, and degraded labor in the Antebellum United States, Jonathan A. Glickstein

American exceptionalism, American anxiety : wages, competition, and degraded labor in the Antebellum United States, Jonathan A. Glickstein

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American exceptionalism, American anxiety : wages, competition, and degraded labor in the Antebellum United States
Title
American exceptionalism, American anxiety
Title remainder
wages, competition, and degraded labor in the Antebellum United States
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan A. Glickstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Mythology of nineteenth-century American economic exceptionalism trumpeted the positive work incentives prevailing in a society of scarce labor, weak class barriers, and abundant opportunity. This ideology agreed with the optimistic vein of political economy, in which high wages went hand in hand with increased productivity. What, then, was the supposed role of poverty, the fear of poverty, and other negative work incentives in the era of early industrial capitalism and escalating sectional conflict over slavery? American Exceptionalism, American Anxiety examines a wide spectrum of antebellum American thought on these and related issues, including slavery and cheap immigrant and female sweated labor."--Jacket
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DLC
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1948-
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Glickstein, Jonathan A.
Dewey number
331/.0973/09034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8070
LC item number
.G578 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Labor
  • Working poor
  • Wages
  • Subsistence economy
  • Work ethic
  • Capitalism
  • Social classes
  • Slavery
  • Labor economics
  • Competition
  • Exceptionalism
  • United States
Label
American exceptionalism, American anxiety : wages, competition, and degraded labor in the Antebellum United States, Jonathan A. Glickstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-346) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The world's dirty work and the wages that sweeten it -- Pressures from below : chattel slavery, and the ideological construction of free-market labor incentives -- "Buy cheap, sell dear" -- Further social constructions of the market mechanisms, economic justice, and competitive hierarchy -- George M. Weston and slave labor : free labor, Gresham's Law, and antebellum cultural anxieties -- Convict labor, free labor, and Gresham's Law -- The "pauper labor" of the old world, free labor, and Gresham's Law -- Some elaborations and conclusions
Control code
48767725
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 361 pages
Isbn
9780813921150
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002017362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
American exceptionalism, American anxiety : wages, competition, and degraded labor in the Antebellum United States, Jonathan A. Glickstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The world's dirty work and the wages that sweeten it -- Pressures from below : chattel slavery, and the ideological construction of free-market labor incentives -- "Buy cheap, sell dear" -- Further social constructions of the market mechanisms, economic justice, and competitive hierarchy -- George M. Weston and slave labor : free labor, Gresham's Law, and antebellum cultural anxieties -- Convict labor, free labor, and Gresham's Law -- The "pauper labor" of the old world, free labor, and Gresham's Law -- Some elaborations and conclusions
Control code
48767725
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 361 pages
Isbn
9780813921150
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002017362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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