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The Flowering of the Third America : The Making of an Organizational Society, 1850-1920 - Maury Klein

The Flowering of the Third America

The Making of an Organizational Society, 1850-1920


Published: 1st August 1993
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In a provocative new interpretation of a transforming era, 1850-1920, Klein integrates social, economic, and business history and stresses the driving role of technology in creating a complex society of many cultures. As increasing organization made life more fragmented and alienated for ordinary persons, Klein argues, a unifying social thread was provided by a surprising new source: the consumer economy.

In seemingly effortless prose ... done with freshness and skill. CHOICE Vibrant ... a concise social history of America's transformation from agrarian to urban. Publishers Weekly A balanced book ... packed with significant facts ... clear and concise. Journal of American History Klein does an admirable job synthesizing a great deal of information. Virginia Quarterly Review

Prologue: The United States in 1850p. 3
The Industrializing of Americap. 11
The New Entrepreneursp. 29
The Corporate Economyp. 42
The Business of Farmingp. 57
The Corporate Societyp. 76
The New American Landscapep. 106
Technology Triumphantp. 124
Integration and Alienationp. 148
The Flowering of the Third Americap. 171
Epilogue: The United States in 1920p. 192
A Note on Sourcesp. 204
Indexp. 212
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ISBN: 9781566630306
ISBN-10: 1566630304
Series: The American Ways
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st August 1993
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27