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The American work ethic and the changing work force [electronic resource] : an historical perspective / Herbert Applebaum.

By: Applebaum, Herbert A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions in labor studies: no. 52.Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 228 p.).ISBN: 0313030103 (electronic bk.); 9780313030109 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Work ethic -- United States | Work ethic -- United States -- History | Labor market -- United States | Labor -- United States -- History | �Ethique du travail -- �Etats-Unis | �Ethique du travail -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire | March�e du travail -- �Etats-Unis | Travail -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor | Arbeidsethos | Beroepen | Arbeitsethik | Arbeitsmarkt | USA | Geschichte 1700-1970Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: American work ethic and the changing work force.DDC classification: 331.1/0973 Other classification: 15.85 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction; PART I: THE COLONIAL PERIOD; PART II: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY; PART III: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY; Index.
Summary: A major force in American society, the work ethic has played a pivotal role in U.S. history, affecting cultural, social, and economic institutions. But what is the American work ethic? Not only has it changed from one era to another, but it varies with race, gender, and occupation. Considering such diverse groups as Colonial craftsmen, slaves, 19th century women, and 20th century factory workers, this book provides a history of the American work ethic from Colonial times to the present. Tracing both continuities and differences, the book is divided into sections on the Colonial era, the 19th c.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction; PART I: THE COLONIAL PERIOD; PART II: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY; PART III: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY; Index.

A major force in American society, the work ethic has played a pivotal role in U.S. history, affecting cultural, social, and economic institutions. But what is the American work ethic? Not only has it changed from one era to another, but it varies with race, gender, and occupation. Considering such diverse groups as Colonial craftsmen, slaves, 19th century women, and 20th century factory workers, this book provides a history of the American work ethic from Colonial times to the present. Tracing both continuities and differences, the book is divided into sections on the Colonial era, the 19th c.

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