The Business of Benevolence: Industrial Paternalism in Progressive America Andrea Tone

ISBN: 9780801430282

Published: October 23rd 1997

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The Business of Benevolence: Industrial Paternalism in Progressive America  by  Andrea Tone

The Business of Benevolence: Industrial Paternalism in Progressive America by Andrea Tone
October 23rd 1997 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9780801430282 | 9.40 Mb

In the early twentieth century, an era characterized by unprecedented industrial strife and violence, thousands of employers across the United States pioneered a new policy of labor relations called welfare work. The paternalistic practices and formsMoreIn the early twentieth century, an era characterized by unprecedented industrial strife and violence, thousands of employers across the United States pioneered a new policy of labor relations called welfare work. The paternalistic practices and forms of compensation they introduced were designed not only to control workers but also to advertise the humanity of corporate capitalism and thus to thwart the advance of legislated reform.

In a penetrating contribution to a burgeoning literature on the development of the U.S. welfare state, Andrea Tone offers a new interpretation of the role of welfare capitalism in the shaping of that development.



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