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The Clerk's Tale : Young Men and Moral Life in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: Thomas Augst
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2020. ©2003
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thousands of men left their families for the bustling cities of nineteenth century America, where many of them found work as clerks. This work recounts their story, describing the struggle of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Augst
ISBN: 022679573X 9780226795737
OCLC Number: 1232849194
Notes: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: The Moral Economy of Literacy Chapter One Accounting for Character: Diaries and the Moral Practice of Everyday Life The Coin of Character Memory and the Commonplace Tradition Self-Examination and the Devotions of Literacy Time Is Money: The Value of the Future Equality of Aspiration Chapter Two Forms of Feeling: Habit, Sociability, and the Domestication of Literary Taste The Drill of Nature: Habits of Writing across Time Letters and the Debts of Family The Profit of Pleasure The Art of Conversation Sentimental Pathos and the Conventions of Intimacy Chapter Three Popular Philosophy and Democratic Voice: Emerson in the Lecture Hall Becoming Whole: The Struggle for Composure Modes of Civic Education: The Public Lecture The Eloquence of Moral Life Chapter Four Making Society out of Books: The New York Mercantile Library and the Enterprise of Reading Circulating Libraries and the Business of Books Reading and Breeding for the Profession The Liberty of Intellect and the Taste for Fiction Chapter Five The Melancholy of White-Collar Work: Professional Ethos and the Modern Literary Sphere The Blank Page and the Place of Writing The Credit of Character, in Parts and Whole Professional Authorship and the Literary Sphere Epilogue: Debris from the Business of Living Notes Selected Bibliography Index.
Description: 1 online resource (328 pages)
Contents: Introduction: The Moral Economy of Literacy --
Accounting for Character: Diaries and the Moral Practice of Everyday Life --
The Coin of Character --
Memory and the Commonplace Tradition --
Self-Examination and the Devotions of Literacy --
Time Is Money: The Value of the Future --
Equality of Aspiration --
Forms of Feeling: Habit, Leisure, and the Domestication of Literary Taste --
The Drill of Nature: Habits of Writing across Time --
Letters and the Debts of Family --
The Profit of Pleasure --
The Art of Conversation --
Sentimental Pathos and the Conventions of Intimacy --
Popular Philosophy and Democratic Voice: Emerson in the Lecture Hall --
Becoming Whole: The Struggle for Composure --
Modes of Civic Education: The Public Lecture --
The Eloquence of Moral Life --
Making Society Out of Books: The New York Mercantile Library and the Enterprise of Reading --
Circulating Libraries and the Business of Books --
Reading and Breeding for the Profession --
The Liberty of Intellect and the Taste for Fiction --
The Melancholy of White-Collar Work: Professional Ethos and the Modern Literary Sphere --
The Blank Page and the Place of Writing --
The Credit of Character, in Parts and Whole --
Professional Authorship and the Literary Sphere --
Epilogue: Debris from the Business of Living.
Responsibility: Thomas Augst.

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