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

Author: Joshua J Yates; James Davison Hunter
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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Thrift and Thriving in America is a collection of groundbreaking essays on the significance of thrift throughout American history.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua J Yates; James Davison Hunter
ISBN: 9780199769063 0199769060
OCLC Number: 898550566
Description: x, 622 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Chapter 1Introduction: The Question of Thrift, James Davison Hunter and Joshua J. YatesPart I: The Emergence of Thrift in Early America, 1630-1880Chapter 2The Controversial Virtue of Thrift in the Early American Republic, Daniel Walker HoweChapter 3The Prehistory of American Thrift, Deirdre McCloskeyChapter 4Saving Grace and Moral Striving: Thrift in Puritan Theology, James Calvin Davis and Charles MathewesChapter 5Thrift and Prosperity, Stephen InnesChapter 6Moderation in the First Era of Popular Consumption, Joyce Appleby Chapter 7Spreading the Gospel of Self-Denial: Thrift and Association in Antebellum America, Kathleen D. McCarthyChapter 8African Americans, Slavery, and Thrift from the Revolution to the Civil War, Patrick RaelPart II: The Modernization of Thrift: Years of Transition and Transformation, 1880-1950Chapter 9The Modernization of Thrift, T. J. Jackson LearsChapter 10Thrift and Moral Formation, James Davison HunterChapter 11The Virtue of Consumption: Challenging Thrift in an Age of Transition, Lawrence B. GlickmanChapter 12Thrift and Advertising, Jennifer ScanlonChapter 13Hard Payments: Consumer Credit and Thrift, Lendol CalderChapter 14Mass Philanthropy as Public Thrift for an Age of Consumption, Olivier ZunzChapter 15Immigrants and Thrift, David M. ReimersChapter 16Saving for Democracy: Thrift, Sacrifice, and the World War II Bond Campaigns, Kiku AdattoPart III: Thriving After Thrift? Prosperity & Crisis since 1950Chapter 17Why Do Americans Save So Little and Does It Matter?, Robert H. FrankChapter 18The Rise and Fall of "Collective Thrift": Social Insurance, Economic Planning, and the Decline of Modern American Liberalism, Steven FraserChapter 19Middle-Class Respectability in 21st Century America: Work and Lifestyle in the Professional-Managerial Stratum, Steven Brint and Kristopher ProctorChapter 20Thrift in the Other America, Wilson BrissettChapter 21Thrift and Waste in American History: An Ecological View, J. R. McNeill and George VrtisChapter 22Disputing Abundance: The Antiglobalization Protest Movement and Our Changing Natural Imaginary, Joshua J. YatesChapter 23Conclusion: Thrift & Thriving: Toward a Moral Framework for Economic Life, Joshua J. Yates and 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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