Thrift and thriving in America : capitalism and moral order from the Puritans to the present (Book, 2011) []
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Thrift and thriving in America : capitalism and moral order from the Puritans to the present

Thrift and thriving in America : capitalism and moral order from the Puritans to the present

Author: Joshua J Yates; James Davison Hunter
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Thrift and Thriving in America is a collection of groundbreaking essays on the significance of thrift throughout American history.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua J Yates; James Davison Hunter
ISBN: 9780199769063 0199769060
OCLC Number: 645790139
Description: x, 622 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The question of thrift / James Davison Hunter, Joshua J. Yates --
The controversial virtue of thrift in the early American republic / Daniel Walker Howe --
The prehistory of American thrift / Deirdre McCloskey --
Saving grace and moral striving : thrift in Puritan theology / James Calvin Davis, Charles Mathewes --
Thrift and prosperity / Stephen Innes --
Moderation in the first era of popular consumption / Joyce Appleby --
Spreading the gospel of self-denial : thrift and association in Antebellum America / Kathleen D. McCarthy --
African Americans, slavery, and thrift from the Revolution to the Civil War / Patrick Rael --
The modernization of thrift / T.J. Jackson Lears --
Thrift and moral formation / James Davison Hunter --
The virtue of consumption : challenging thrift in an age of transition / Lawrence B. Glickman --
Thrift and advertising / Jennifer Scanlon --
Hard payments : consumer credit and thrift / Lendol Calder --
Mass philanthropy as public thrift for an age of consumption / Olivier Zunz --
Immigrants and thrift / David M. Reimers --
Saving for democracy : thrift, sacrifice, and the World War II bond campaigns / Kiku Adatto --
Why do Americans save so little and does it matter? / Robert H. Frank --
The rise and fall of "collective thrift" : social insurance, economic planning, and the decline of modern American liberalism / Steven Fraser --
Middle-class respectability in twenty-first-century America : work and lifestyle in the professional-managerial stratum / Steven Brint, Kristopher Proctor --
Thrift in the other America / Wilson Brissett --
Thrift and waste in American history : an ecological view / J.R. McNeill, George Vrtis --
Disputing abundance : the antiglobalization protest movement and our changing natural imaginary / Joshua J. Yates --
Thrift and thriving : toward a moral framework for economic life / Joshua J. Yates, James Davison Hunter.
Responsibility: edited by Joshua J. Yates and James Davison Hunter.


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full of rich insights * Brian P. Liskey, Journal of Social History *

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