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The Resource The market revolution in America : liberty, ambition, and the eclipse of the common good, John Lauritz Larson

The market revolution in America : liberty, ambition, and the eclipse of the common good, John Lauritz Larson

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The market revolution in America : liberty, ambition, and the eclipse of the common good
Title
The market revolution in America
Title remainder
liberty, ambition, and the eclipse of the common good
Statement of responsibility
John Lauritz Larson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The mass industrial democracy that is the modern United States bears little resemblance to the simple agrarian republic that gave it birth. The market revolution is the reason for this dramatic - and ironic - metamorphosis. The resulting tangled frameworks of democracy and capitalism still dominate the world as it responds to the panic of 2008. Early Americans experienced what we now call 'modernization'. The exhilaration - and pain - they endured have been repeated in nearly every part of the globe. Born of freedom and ambition, the market revolution in America fed on democracy and individualism even while it generated inequality, dependency, and unimagined wealth and power. In this book, John Lauritz Larson explores the lure of market capitalism and the beginnings of industrialization in the United States. His research combines an appreciation for enterprise and innovation with recognition of negative and unanticipated consequences of the transition to capitalism and relates economic change directly to American freedom and self-determination, links that remain entirely relevant today
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
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Larson, John Lauritz
Dewey number
330.973
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge essential histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Capitalism
Label
The market revolution in America : liberty, ambition, and the eclipse of the common good, John Lauritz Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-200) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : what do we mean by a market revolution in America? -- 1. First fruits of independence -- Interlude : panic! 1819 -- 2. Marvelous improvements everywhere -- Interlude : panic! 1837 -- 3. Heartless markets, heartless men -- 4. How can we explain it? -- epilogue : panic! 2008, déjà vu all over again
Control code
ocn667037286
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511818486
Lccn
2009008472
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667037286
Label
The market revolution in America : liberty, ambition, and the eclipse of the common good, John Lauritz Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-200) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : what do we mean by a market revolution in America? -- 1. First fruits of independence -- Interlude : panic! 1819 -- 2. Marvelous improvements everywhere -- Interlude : panic! 1837 -- 3. Heartless markets, heartless men -- 4. How can we explain it? -- epilogue : panic! 2008, déjà vu all over again
Control code
ocn667037286
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511818486
Lccn
2009008472
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667037286

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