The Soul's Economy: Market Society and Selfhood in American Thought, 1820-1920

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Jeffrey P. Sklansky
Univ of North Carolina Press, 2002 - History - 313 pages
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Tracing a seismic shift in American social thought, Jeffrey Sklansky offers a new synthesis of the intellectual transformation entailed in the rise of industrial capitalism.

For a century after Independence, the dominant American understanding of selfh

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Political Economy in Revolutionary America
13
Transcendental Psychology in Antebellum New England Ralph Waldo Emerson Horace Bushnell and Margaret Fuller
33
Antebellum Origins of American Sociology Henry C Carey George Fitzhugh and Henry Hughes
73
The Postbellum Crisis of Political Economy Henry George and William Graham Sumner
105
The New Psychology of the Gilded Age William James John Dewey and G Stanley Hall
137
The Sociological Turn in Progressive Social Science Simon N Patten and Thorstein Veblen Lester F Ward and Edward A Ross
171
Corporate Capitalism and the Social Self Thomas M Cooky and Charles H Cooky
205
Conclusion
225
Notes
233
Index
303
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Jeffrey Sklansky is associate professor of history at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

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