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Author Hall, Peter Dobkin, 1946-2015.

Title The organization of American culture, 1700-1900 : private institutions, elites, and the origins of American nationality / by Peter Dobkin Hall
Published New York : New York University Press, 1982

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Description viii, 325 pages ; 24 cm
Series New York University series in education and socialization in American history
New York University series in education and socialization in American history
New York University series in education and socialization in American history.
Contents Introduction The organization of American culture -- pt. 1. The crisis of the old order New England and America in the 1780s: prospect and retrospect -- The institutional crisis of eighteenth century New England -- The social basis of collective action -- The merchants of New England: strategy and structure -- pt. 2. The reorganization of American culture Beyond tradition: order and authority in the new republic -- Corporations, equity, and trusts: legal instruments and the foundations of private authority -- The standing order as the guardian of science: the foundations of professional authority in Connecticut and Massachusetts, 1700-1830 -- Institutions, autonomy, and national networks: the resocialization of the American people -- Class and character in Boston: a pattern of regional integration -- pt. 3. The reintegration of authority and the organizational foundation of the national order The ante-bellum period: prospect and retrospect -- The Civil War and the moral revolution: the emergence of a national elite -- Towards a meshing of patterns: the nationalization of business and culture -- Conclusion The promise of American life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Historical sociology.
Social institutions -- United States -- History.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918.
United States -- Social conditions -- To 1865.
United States -- Social conditions.
LC no. 81016806
ISBN 0814734154