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The Resource The labor question in America : economic democracy in the Gilded Age, Rosanne Currarino

The labor question in America : economic democracy in the Gilded Age, Rosanne Currarino

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The labor question in America : economic democracy in the Gilded Age
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The labor question in America
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economic democracy in the Gilded Age
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Rosanne Currarino
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eng
Summary
Rosanne Currarino traces the struggle to define the nature of democratic life in an era of industrial strife. As Americans confronted the glaring disparity between democracy's promises of independence and prosperity and the grim realities of economic want and wage labor, they asked, "What should constitute full participation in American society? What standard of living should citizens expect and demand?" Currarino traces the diverse efforts to answer these questions, from the fledgling trade union movement to contests over immigration, from economic theory to popular literature, from legal debates to social reform. The contradictory answers that emerged--one stressing economic participation in a consumer society, the other emphasizing property ownership and self-reliance--remain pressing today as contemporary scholars, journalists, and social critics grapple with the meaning of democracy in postindustrial America
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The working class in American history
The labor question in America : economic democracy in the Gilded Age, Rosanne Currarino
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The labor question in America : economic democracy in the Gilded Age, Rosanne Currarino
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctt2ttdzj
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction : the labor question in the late nineteenth century -- The Cant of economy : narratives of depression in the 1870s -- Meat versus rice : anti-Chinese rhetoric and the problem of wage work -- The value of wages : historical economics and the meanings of value -- "Labor wants more!" : the AFL and the idea of economic liberty -- The end of the labor question -- Afterword : residues of the labor question
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9781282959576
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