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The Ways of Providence: Capitalism, Risk, and Freedom in America, 1841--1935

Jonathan Ira Levy - Capitalism - 2008 - 516 pages
This dissertation traces the history of risk in America over the long nineteenth century, connecting two threads: the increasing centrality of risk to the meaning and lived ...
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Capitalism Takes Command: The Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century ...

Michael Zakim, Gary J. Kornblith - Business & Economics - 2012 - 358 pages
Most scholarship on nineteenth-century America’s transformation into a market society has focused on consumption, romanticized visions of workers, and analysis of firms and ...
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Freaks of Fortune Or, Half Round the World

Oliver Optic - Fiction - 2010 - 332 pages
-FREAKS OF FORTUNE- is the fourth of the serial stories published in -OUR BOYS AND GIRLS.- It was written in response to a great number of calls for a sequel to -THE STARRY ...
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The economic impact of the American Civil War

Ralph L. Andreano - United States - 1962 - 203 pages
Selection of eleven readings showing the major influences of the war on the American economy, both Union and Confederate.
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Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War

Elizabeth R. Varon - History - 2013 - 320 pages
Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House evokes a highly gratifying image in the popular mind -- it was, many believe, a moment that transcended politics, a moment of ...
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The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War

David S. Cecelski - Biography & Autobiography - 2012 - 326 pages
Examines the life of a former slave who became a radical abolitionist and Union spy, recruiting black soldiers for the North, fighting racism within the Union Army and much more.
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