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The Agrarian Origins of American Capitalism

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Allan Kulikoff's provocative new book traces the rural origins and growth of capitalism in America, challenging earlier scholarship and charting a new course for future studies in history and economics. Kulikoff argues that long before the explosive growth of cities and big factories, capitalism in the countryside changed our society- the ties between men and women, the re ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 1st 1992 by University Press of Virginia (first published 1992)
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Kulikoff, unsatisfied with a history of capitalist transformation broken into warring market history and social history camps, seeks to construct a synthesis based on Marxian economic and class theory. A selection of essays, some previously published, the book is wide-ranging, both in topic and in era; Kulikoff considers topics as diverse as class language, migration, and military service, and time periods from the early 17th century to the early 20th. The center of
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