Download PDF by Daniel T. Rodgers: The Work Ethic in Industrial America 1850-1920: Second

By Daniel T. Rodgers

ISBN-10: 022613623X

ISBN-13: 9780226136233

The word “a robust paintings ethic” conjures photos of hard-driving staff operating diligently for lengthy hours. yet the place did this excellent come from, and the way has it been buffeted through adjustments in paintings itself? whereas possible rooted in America’s Puritan background, perceptions of labor ethic have really gone through a number of adjustments over the centuries. And few eras observed a extra radical shift in hard work ideology than the yankee business age.

Daniel T. Rodgers masterfully explores the ways that the eclipse of small-scale workshops by way of mechanized creation and mass intake brought on far-reaching shifts in perceptions of work, relaxation, and private success.  He additionally exhibits how the hot paintings tradition permeated society, together with literature, politics, the rising feminist move, and the exertions movement.

A staple of classes within the background of yankee hard work and business society, Rodgers’s sharp research is certain to discover a brand new viewers, as twenty-first-century staff face one other shift caused by means of technology. The paintings Ethic in commercial the United States 1850–1920 is a vintage with serious relevance in today’s unstable monetary times.

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