Alan Trachtenberg. The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age. (American Century Series.) New York: Hill and Wang. Reviewed Work(s): The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age. by Alan Trachtenberg. Review by: Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz. Source: . A classic examination of the roots of corporate culture, newly revised and updated for the twenty first century. Alan Trachtenberg presents a.
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The book was pertinent enough in the early s, and it’s all the more worth reading now. Jul 04, Wclorick rated it it was amazing.
The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age
The book begins by looking at a number of myths that arose in the wake of the rise of business. As the most visible social expression of the relations between capital and labor, the great city came to embody the reciprocal Marxian relations between production and consumption in their most acute form.
Culture and Society in the Gilded Age. Incorporation also institutionalized knowledge and fragmented it through specialization.
Trachtenburg, a Professor of American Studies, picks up where author This is an early well, mid year front wmerica for best book I’ve read all year. In its simplest terms, Trachtenberg attempts to show the way in which the corporation became the dominant force in shaping American identity.
The Politics of Culture. Each chapter explores a theme of social history in light of the changing images and myths shaping the changing culture: Written inthis book gives an interesting overview of US social and cultural history from the end of the Civil War through the beginning of the 20th century.
First, not only is its conception of culture broad, so is its application.
The home, incororation workplace, and the marketplace became incorporated into the urban od designed for production and consumption. Jan 19, Jack rated it really liked it Shelves: Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Ciaran rated it really liked it Feb 06, Truly fascinating stuff, and a must-read for students specializing in the history of the Gilded Age. Here, in an updated edition which includes a new introduction and a revised bibliographical essay, is a brilliant, essential work on the origins of America’s corporate culture and the formation of the American social fabric after the Civil War.
It is this last observation, which Trachtenberg describes via his incredible analysis of the “White City” at the Chicago World’s Fair, that I found most revelatory.
These flaws, however, are minor. However, the work could be strengthened with the inclusion of a more concrete definition of the old society that Trachtenberg argues was being replaced.
The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age by Alan Trachtenberg
John Tomsich; Alan Trachtenberg. In America’s westward expansion, labor unrest, newly powerful cities, and newly mechani. There’s definitely has a lot material here if you wanted trachtenbeeg figure out what part of the s interested you the most.
The Incorporation of America: An interesting study of the factors which contributes to the transformation of alsn United States during the latter part of the 19th century. He then compares this understanding to the historical record and explores how belief and fact relate to each other.
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Mar 28, Santiano Guillen rated it really trachtenbsrg it Shelves: Spencer rated it liked it Apr 03, Trachtenberg also illustrates how the broader uncertainty ijcorporation upheaval of social, political, and economic relations manifested itself in popular culture. Many of the foundations laid during this era have reached fruition in contemporary American culture and are spreading through globalization. For some, the goal of culture is to pull the lower classes out of their vulgarity.
Trying to analyze the ways in which America became the nation it is today.
THrought the book, he develops the idea of a counter definition of America, one that draws on the tradition of Indian culture and American Populism, to show how much the corporation had to overcome alwn order to dominate America’s definition of itself. At the same time, populism arose as a reaction to the corporate control of politics, but it was swallowed up in the deep swaths cut by ethnic and religious diversity.
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Analyzes the development of corporate America and the conflict of cultural values that emerge. A little wordy and lacks foot notes which is frustrating for a history student but a good read none the less. Article PDF first page preview.