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Author Levy, Jonathan, 1978-
Title Freaks of fortune : the emerging world of capitalism and risk in America / Jonathan Levy.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HC105 .L48 2012    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HC105 .L48 2012    AVAILABLE  
Author Levy, Jonathan, 1978-
Subject Capitalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Risk -- Sociological aspects -- History -- 19th century.
Risk-taking (Psychology) -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Description 414 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The assumption of risk -- The perils of the seas -- The actuarial science of freedom -- The failure of the freedman's bank -- Betting the farm -- Fraternity in the age of capital -- Trading the future -- The trust question.
Summary Amid the nineteenth-century's waning faith in God's providence, Americans increasingly confronted unanticipated challenges to their independence and security in the boom and bust chance-world of capitalism. Freaks of Fortune is one of the first books to excavate the historical origins of our own financialized times and risk-defined lives."--pub. desc.
ISBN 9780674047488 (alk. paper)
0674047486 (alk. paper)
9780674067202 (ebook)
0674067207 (ebook)
OCLC # 789661554
Additional Format Electronic resource 9780674067202