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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
The clerk attended his desk and counter at the intersection of two great themes of modern historical experience: the development of a market economy and of a society governed from below. Who better illustrates the daily practice and production of this modernity than someone of no particular account assigned with overseeing all the new buying and selling? In Accounting for Capitalism, Michael Zakim has written their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Buchhalter
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.


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.


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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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