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The Resource Upon the altar of work : child labor and the rise of a new American sectionalism, Betsy Wood

Upon the altar of work : child labor and the rise of a new American sectionalism, Betsy Wood

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Upon the altar of work : child labor and the rise of a new American sectionalism
Title
Upon the altar of work
Title remainder
child labor and the rise of a new American sectionalism
Statement of responsibility
Betsy Wood
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Rooted in the crisis over slavery, disagreements about child labor broke down along sectional lines between the North and South. For decades after emancipation, the child labor issue shaped how Northerners and Southerners defined fundamental concepts of American life such as work, freedom, the market, and the state. Betsy Wood examines the evolution of ideas about child labor and the on-the-ground politics of the issue against the backdrop of broad developments related to slavery and emancipation, industrial capitalism, moral and social reform, and American politics and religion. Wood explains how the decades-long battle over child labor created enduring political and ideological divisions within capitalist society that divided the gatekeepers of modernity from the cultural warriors who opposed them. Tracing the ideological origins and the politics of the child labor battle over the course of eighty years, this book tells the story of how child labor debates bequeathed an enduring legacy of sectionalist conflict to modern American capitalist society"--
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Wood, Betsy
Dewey number
331.3/10973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6250.U3
LC item number
W66 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The working class in American history
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  • Child labor
  • Sectionalism (United States)
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Upon the altar of work : child labor and the rise of a new American sectionalism, Betsy Wood
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Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-233) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Cultural Warriors: A Southern Capitalist Vision
  • 1.
  • Fields of Free Labor: Child Rescue and Sectional Crisis
  • 2.
  • Testing Ground of Freedom: Child Labor in the Age of Emancipation
  • 3.
  • Seeds of a New Sectionalism: Southern Origins of Child Labor Reform
  • 4.
  • Child Labor Abolitionists: A Northern Progressive Vision
Control code
on1142507313
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780252043444
Lccn
2020006470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1142507313
Label
Upon the altar of work : child labor and the rise of a new American sectionalism, Betsy Wood
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Cultural Warriors: A Southern Capitalist Vision
  • 1.
  • Fields of Free Labor: Child Rescue and Sectional Crisis
  • 2.
  • Testing Ground of Freedom: Child Labor in the Age of Emancipation
  • 3.
  • Seeds of a New Sectionalism: Southern Origins of Child Labor Reform
  • 4.
  • Child Labor Abolitionists: A Northern Progressive Vision
Control code
on1142507313
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780252043444
Lccn
2020006470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1142507313

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