Capitalism takes command: The social transformation of nineteenth-century America

Michael Zakim (Editor), Gary J. Kornblith (Editor)

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"Most scholarship on nineteenth-century America & rsquo;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, Capitalism Takes Command presents a history of family farming, general incorporation laws, mortgage payments, inheritance practices, office systems, and risk management & mdash;an inventory of the means by which capitalism became America & rsquo;s new revolutionary tradition. This multidisciplinary collection of essays argues not only that capitalism reached far beyond"--OCLC
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationChicago
PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
Number of pages358
ISBN (Electronic)9780226977997
ISBN (Print)9780226451091, 9780226451107, 0226451097, 0226451100
StatePublished - 2012


  • Capitalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century
  • Capitalism -- Social aspects -- United States
  • קפיטליזם -- היבטים חברתיים -- ארצות הברית
  • الرأس ماليّة -- جوانب اجتماعيّة -- الولايات المتّحدة
  • קפיטליזם -- ארצות הברית -- היסטוריה -- המאה ה-19
  • الرأس ماليّة -- الولايات المتّحدة -- التاريخ -- القرن الـ 19
  • United States -- Economic conditions -- 19th century
  • United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century
  • ארצות הברית -- מצב חברתי -- המאה ה-19
  • الولايات المتّحدة -- الأحوال الاجتماعية -- القرن ١٩
  • ארצות הברית -- מצב כלכלי -- המאה ה-19
  • الولايات المتّحدة -- الأحوال الاقتصادية -- القرن ١٩


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