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Tales of Two Cities: Race and Economic Culture in Early Republican North and South America
With a common heritage as former colonies of Europe, why did the United States so outstrip Latin America in terms of economic development in the nineteenth century? In this innovative study, Camilla Townsend challenges the traditional view that North Americans succeeded because of better attitudes toward work--the Protestant work ethic--and argues instead that they prosper ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by University of Texas Press
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Camilla Townsend (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is professor of history at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ). Her special interest is in the relations between indigenous peoples and Europeans throughout the Americas.More about Camilla Townsend...