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Paths of resistance : tradition and dignity in industrializing Missouri

Author: David P Thelen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at economic development and social change in one specific state, Missouri, between the Civil War and the First World War.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David P Thelen
ISBN: 0195036670 9780195036671
OCLC Number: 11971204
Description: x, 321 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Integration of Life in the Old Order --
Traditional Values and the Old Order --
The Land, the Rivers, and the People --
The Traditional Unity of Life and Work --
Family, Community, and the Variations of Culture --
Politics and Government --
Creation of the New Order --
The Engine of Growth --
Expanding the Market --
The Developers of Agriculture --
The New Insecurities --
The Invisible Hand --
The New Tools --
The New Competitors --
The New Authorities and Secularism --
Primitive Resistance to the New Order --
The Law, Outlaws, and Railroads --
The Civil War and the Crisis of Law and Authority --
The Battle over Railroad Bonds --
Jesse James, America's Classic Social Bandit --
The Great Strike of 1877 and Ownership of Law --
Communities, Economic Development, and Vigilantes --
The Bald Knobbers of the 1880s --
Race and Class War in the Bootheel --
The Cultural War --
Discipline and Self-Discipline --
Economic and Military Compulsions --
The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Children --
The Democratic Culture of Escape and Ragtime --
Mutual Aid --
The Protections of Church, Race, and Language --
Immigrant Cultures and Mutual Aid --
Segregation, Racial Control, and Mutual Aid --
White Protestants and the Crises of Conduct and Control --
The Fraternal and Cooperative Ethic of Mutual Aid --
The Search for Security in the New Workplaces --
The Economic Organization of the New Order --
The Organization of Business --
The Organization of the Professions --
The Organization of Labor --
Political Resistance in the New Order. Traditional Resistance, Populism, and the Limits of Politics --
Traditional Resistance and the Limits of Politics --
Populism and the Limits of Politics --
The Consumer Revolt and the Grass-Roots Origins of the Missouri Idea --
The Consumer Revolt --
Bribery and the Local Origins of the Missouri Idea --
The Missouri Idea and State Politics --
The Folk Administration and the Flowering of the Missouri Idea --
The Changing Context of Popular Control --
The Decline of the Missouri Idea and the Rise of Regulation --
The Problem of Cutting Distance: Structure --
The Problem of Cutting Distance: Participation --
Winning, Losing, and Democracy.
Responsibility: David Thelen.
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This is a fine study...a book to read and contend with. * American Historical Review *

 
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