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Accounting for capitalism : the world the clerk made

Author: Michael Zakim
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the development of capitalism in the nineteenth century told through the rise of the role of the merchant clerk, a job that barely existed before that period and was essential by its end.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Zakim
ISBN: 9780226977973 0226977978
OCLC Number: 1002211689
Description: 247 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the clerk problem --
Paperwork --
Market society --
Self-making men --
Desk diseases --
Counting persons, counting profits --
Conclusion: white collar.
Responsibility: Michael Zakim.

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"In this exhilarating study, Zakim introduces us to a most unlikely set of heroes: business clerks. Dedicating their lives to the paper machine, this vanguard made the market, as the market made Read more...

 
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