American exceptionalism, American anxiety : wages, competition, and degraded labor in the Antebellum United States / Jonathan A. Glickstein

Author(s): Glickstein, Jonathan A., 1948-
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Subjects: Labor--Northeastern States--History--19th century
Working poor--Northeastern States--History--19th century
Wages--Northeastern States--History--19th century
Subsistence economy--Northeastern States--History--19th century
Work ethic--Northeastern States--History--19th century
Capitalism--Northeastern States--History--19th century
Social classes--Northeastern States--History--19th century
Slavery--Southern States--History--19th century
Labor economics--United States--States--History--19th century
Competition--United States--States--History--19th century
United States--Economic conditions--To 1865
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2002
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: x, 361 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1. The World's Dirty Work and the Wages That Sweeten It 31
2. Pressures from Below: Pauperism, Chattel Slavery, and the Ideological Construction of Free-Market Labor Incentives 60
3. "Buy Cheap, Sell Dear" 97
4. Further Social Constructions of the Market Mechanism, Economic Justice, and Competitive Hierarchy 115
5. George M. Weston and Slave Labor: Free Labor, Gresham's Law, and Antebellum Cultural Anxieties 143
6. Convict Labor, Free Labor, and Gresham's Law 163
7. The "Pauper Labor" of the Old World, Free Labor, and Gresham's Law 183
Some Elaborations and Conclusions 211
Notes 229
Index 347
Notes: LCCN: 2002017362
ISBN: 0813921155 (cloth : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 48767725
ISBN/ISSN: 0813921155