Capitalism Takes Command: The Social Transformation of by Michael Zakim,Gary J. Kornblith

By Michael Zakim,Gary J. Kornblith

Most scholarship on nineteenth-century America’s transformation right into a marketplace society has fascinated by intake, romanticized visions of staff, and research of companies and factories. construction on yet relocating earlier those reviews, Capitalism Takes Command provides a historical past of kin farming, basic incorporation legislation, loan funds, inheritance practices, workplace structures, and threat management—an stock of the skill wherein capitalism turned America’s new progressive tradition.

This multidisciplinary choice of essays argues not just that capitalism reached a long way past the purview of the financial system, but in addition that the revolution used to be now not limited to the destruction of an agrarian previous. As enterprise eternally revised its personal practices, a brand new demographic of non-public bankers, coverage agents, traders in securities, and start-up brands, between many others, assumed heart level, displacing older elites and different types of estate. Explaining how capital grew to become an “ism” and the way company grew to become a political philosophy, Capitalism Takes Command brings the financial system again into American social and cultural history.

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