Redeeming Time: Protestantism and Chicago's Eight-Hour Movement, 1866-1912

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"During the struggle for the eight-hour workday and a shorter workweek, Chicago emerged as an important battleground for workers in "the entire civilized world" to redeem time from the workplace in order to devote it to education, civic duty, health, family, and leisure. William A. Mirola explores how the city's eight-hour movement intersected with a Protestant religious culture that supported long hours to keep workers from idleness, intemperance, and secular leisure activities. Analyzing how both workers and clergy rewove ...

Redeeming Time: Protestantism and Chicago's Eight-Hour Movement, 1866-1912 2014, University of Illinois Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780252038839

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