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Free time : the forgotten American Dream

Author: Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2013.
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"Hunnicutt examines the way that progress, once defined as more of the good things in life as well as more free time to enjoy them, has come to be understood only as economic growth and more work, forevermore."--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt
ISBN: 9781439907146 1439907145 9781439907153 1439907153 9781439907160 1439907161
OCLC Number: 794711812
Description: xi, 237 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The kingdom of God in America : progress as the advance of freedom --
Labor and the ten-hour system --
Walt Whitman : higher progress at mid-century --
The eight-hour day : labor from the civil war to the 1920s --
Infrastructures of freedom --
Labor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt's new dream --
Challenges to full-time, full employment --
Labor turns from shorter hours to full-time, full employment --
Higher progress fades, holdouts persists --
The eclipse of higher progress and the emergence of overwork.
Responsibility: Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt.

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