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The Emergence of the Idea of Institutions as Repositories of Knowledge

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

in The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter traces the history of the idea of organizational learning back to last quarter of the 19th century. In focuses on George Henry Lewes's concept of the ‘general mind’ and Thorstein ... More


 The Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Mastery, Modern Doubt, and the Costs of Progress

Christopher McKnight Nichols

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines three important strands of progressive thought in the late nineteenth century to reveal the tensions between ideas about progress, religion, and science, and resulting ... More


George Eliot and the Cambridge Ethos

John Beer

in Providence and Love: Studies in Wordsworth, Channing, Myers, George Eliot, and Ruskin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184362
eISBN:
9780191674228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184362.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on George Eliot. It discusses how Wordsworth offered a point of stability as she modified and retreated from her Christian orthodoxy, her partnership with George Henry Lewes, and ... More


“To Be Something and Somebody in the World”

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Henry George's early life and how he hoped to make his mark doing something and, as his mother encouraged him in a departing letter, “to be something and somebody in the ... More


Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Edward O'Donnell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The explosion of American industrial output and national wealth at the end of the nineteenth century was matched by a troubling rise in poverty and worker unrest. As politicians and intellectuals ... More


“To Save Ourselves from Ruin”

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Henry George's election campaign for the mayor of New York City in 1886 under the banner of the Central Labor Union's (CLU) United Labor Party. If elected, George pledged he ... More


“Your Party will go into Pieces”

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the rise and fall of Henry George and the United Labor Party (ULP) in New York City. In particular, it considers the circumstances that led to the dissolution of the ULP and ... More


Nineteenth-Century English Afterlives

Terence Cave

in Mignon's Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604807
eISBN:
9780191731624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604807.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter begins with Carlyle’s landmark translation of Wilhelm Meister and its preface, which singles Mignon out for lyrical praise. It then passes to Walter Scott’s romance Peveril of the Peak, ... More


The Compassion Trade: Punishment, Costume, Sympathy, 1800–1801

Eric Hayot

in The Hypothetical Mandarin: Sympathy, modernity, and Chinese Pain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377965
eISBN:
9780199869435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377965.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Asian History

This chapter provides an extensive reading of George Henry Mason's The Punishments of China (1801). Mason's book, which appeared in a series of illustrated volumes on the “Costume of Various ... More


“Labor Built this Republic, Labor Shall Rule It”

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the rise of the Central Labor Union (CLU) and Henry George's ascendant influence among workers in New York City. In the fall of 1882, George set sail for New York City. He would ... More


“Poverty Enslaves Men We Boast are Political Sovereigns”: Progress and Poverty and Henry George’s Republicanism

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the system of political economy that Henry George would develop in Progress and Poverty. It begins with an overview of the turmoil of the 1870s, which culminated in the bloody ... More


“Radically and Essentially the Same”: Irish American Nationalism and American Labor, 1879–1883

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Henry George's involvement in the Irish nationalist movement during the late nineteenth century. More specifically, it considers how George gained a reputation among Irish ... More


Christ Church

J. F. A. Mason

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Henry George Liddell, Dean of Christ Church College from 1855 to 1891, was the nephew of the Baron Ravensworth of the second creation and the cousin of the latter’s successor, later the first Earl; ... More


George: Land, Wealth, and Community

Daniel Layman

in Locke Among the Radicals: Liberty and Property in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190939076
eISBN:
9780190939106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939076.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Henry George’s Progress and Poverty, published in 1879, did for left-Lockeanism what Spooner’s contemporaneous mature work did for right-Lockeanism: It took up and developed a line of thought that an ... More


Epilogue

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue focuses on Henry George's last days. The disastrous United Labor Party (ULP) campaign of 1887 marked the end of one phase of George's public life and the dawning of another. For the ... More


Relapsing into Barbarism Labor, Ethnicity, and Ruin in Prospective Histories of Urban America, 1865–1906

in Untimely Ruins: An Archaeology of American Urban Modernity, 1819-1919

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226946634
eISBN:
9780226946658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226946658.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Edward Gibbon claims to have conceived his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in 1764 while he imagined sitting in the ruins of Rome. In his book, Gibbon expressed guarded faith in ... More


America's Utopian Prophets [1984]

John Higham

in Hanging Together: Unity and Diversity in American Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088182
eISBN:
9780300129823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088182.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines American radicalism by focusing on three American utopians of the latter nineteenth century who dramatized the evils of corporate industrialism in bestselling books: Henry ... More


“New York Is an Immense City”: The Empire City in the Early 1880s

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Henry George's decision to pursue his radical plan of social reform in New York City. George set out to New York in the first week of August 1880. It had been eleven years since ... More


Origins

Steven Parfitt

in Knights Across the Atlantic: The Knights of Labor in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383186
eISBN:
9781786944030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383186.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

Why did the Knights of Labor go abroad and set up assemblies in Britain and Ireland? Comparing the British and American labour movements over the course of the nineteenth century, this chapter argues ... More


“The Country is Drifting into Danger”

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the labor unrest that rocked the United States in 1886 and prompted Henry George to wonder whether the country was “in danger of revolution”. The year 1886 unfolded as one of ... More


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