This is a huge tale, instructed via an ostensibly marginal occasion: the beginning of a category of “merchant clerks” within the usa in the course of the 19th century. the private trajectory of those younger males from farm to city, dwelling house to boarding apartment, and, most importantly, from becoming issues to promoting them exemplified the big social attempt required to cultivate the revenue reason and switch it into the sensible beginning of civic lifestyles. As Zakim finds in his hugely unique research, there has been not anything traditional or preordained concerning the attractive ascendance of this capitalism and its radical transformation of the connection among “Man and Mammon.”
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