On the Make: Clerks and the Quest for Capital in Nineteenth-Century America

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In the bustling cities of the mid-nineteenth-century Northeast, young male clerks working in commercial offices and stores were on the make, persistently seeking wealth, respect, and self-gratification. Yet these strivers and -counter jumpers- discovered that claiming the identities of independent men--while making sense of a volatile capitalist economy and fluid urban society--was fraught with uncertainty. In On the Make , Brian P. Luskey illuminates at once the power of the ideology of self-making and the important ...

On the Make: Clerks and the Quest for Capital in Nineteenth-Century America 2011, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814753101

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On the Make: Clerks and the Quest for Capital in Nineteenth-Century America 2010, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814752289

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