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Bending Reality with Large Strawberries

Emily Pawley

in The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693835
eISBN:
9780226693972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693972.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The introduction begins by exploring the culture of ‘agricultural giants,’ enormous, precisely-measured animals and plants. These giants were products of a massive, transatlantic culture of ... More


Introduction: An Intellectual History of American Market Reformers and their Critics

Christian Olaf Christiansen

in Progressive Business: An Intellectual History of the Role of Business in American Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198701033
eISBN:
9780191770500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701033.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter outlines the book’s main research question, its approach, its key methodological considerations, and situates the book in relevant research literatures, especially intellectual histories ... More


The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North

Emily Pawley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693835
eISBN:
9780226693972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693972.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The Nature of the Future examines a place and period of enormous agricultural vitality—antebellum New York State—and follows thousands of “improving agriculturists,” part of the largest, most ... More


Epilogue: Cycles of Capitalist Expansion

Ayşe Çelikkol

in Romances of Free Trade: British Literature, Laissez-Faire, and the Global Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199769001
eISBN:
9780199896943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769001.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Nineteenth-century British literature articulated the insight that capital breaks through all the barriers standing in its way. If global capitalism defies national borders, how come free trade ... More


Engineered to Sell: European Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism

Jan L. Logemann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226660011
eISBN:
9780226660295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660295.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Engineered to Sell traces the transnational careers of consumer engineers in advertising, market research and commercial design who transformed capitalism, from the 1930s through the 1960s. It argues ... More


Rereading Race and Commodity Form in Erica Hunt’s Piece Logic

Chris Chen

in Reading Experimental Writing

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474440387
eISBN:
9781474481236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440387.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Centered on the work of contemporary experimental poet and critic Erica Hunt, this chapter argues that the author’s chapbook Piece Logic (2002) offers an implicit critique of postwar liberal ... More


Locating the Property Market

Desmond Fitz-Gibbon

in Marketable Values: Inventing the Property Market in Modern Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226584164
eISBN:
9780226584478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584478.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

How did people in nineteenth-century Britain speak about the property market and what did this signify about the practice and organization of real estate? The introduction argues that the answer ... More


The Elusive Sovereign

Jeffrey Sklansky

in Sovereign of the Market: The Money Question in Early America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226480336
eISBN:
9780226480473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226480473.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The introduction sets up the study historically, historiographically, theoretically, and methodologically before offering a chapter-by-chapter overview. Historically, the origins of the money ... More


Re-Imagining Capitalism for the Long Term: Situating the Volume

Dominic Barton, Dezsö Horváth, and Matthias Kipping

in Re-Imagining Capitalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785453
eISBN:
9780191827372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785453.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This introductory chapter aims at situating the volume in its broader context. It first stresses both the urgency and the opportunity to develop a more responsible, equitable, and sustainable model ... More


Introduction

Susan Marks

in A False Tree of Liberty: Human Rights in Radical Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780199675456
eISBN:
9780191886621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199675456.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter introduces the book’s enquiry into the idea of the rights of man in eighteenth-century England and into the earlier glimmerings of that idea in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English ... More


Introduction: Writing the History of Capitalism from below

Kieran Heinemann

in Playing the Market: Retail Investment and Speculation in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198864257
eISBN:
9780191896439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864257.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

The book gains new insights into the history of Britain’s stock market by foregrounding the power of popular knowledge and specific market practices from a ‘bottom-up’ perspective. Alongside ... More


Imperial Metropolis: Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865-1941

Jessica M. Kim

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469651347
eISBN:
9781469651361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651347.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In this compelling narrative of capitalist development and revolutionary response, Jessica M. Kim reexamines the rise of Los Angeles from a small town to a global city against the backdrop of the ... More


Playing the Market: Retail Investment and Speculation in Twentieth-Century Britain

Kieran Heinemann

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198864257
eISBN:
9780191896439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864257.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

At the dawn of World War I (WWI), the British stock market was the preserve of a wealthy elite, and most people in finance and politics agreed that it should stay this way. By the end of the century, ... More


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