This is a giant tale, informed via an ostensibly marginal occasion: the delivery of a category of “merchant clerks” within the usa in the course of the 19th century. the non-public trajectory of those younger males from farm to city, home to boarding condo, and, most importantly, from starting to be issues to promoting them exemplified the large social attempt required to cultivate the revenue purpose and switch it into the sensible origin of civic existence. As Zakim finds in his hugely unique examine, there has been not anything typical or preordained in regards to the attractive ascendance of this capitalism and its radical transformation of the connection among “Man and Mammon.”
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