Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1st Printing edition (May 15, 2000)
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With a typical history as former colonies of Europe, why did the us so outstrip Latin the United States by way of monetary improvement within the 19th century? during this leading edge learn, Camilla Townsend demanding situations the normal view that North american citizens succeeded as a result of higher attitudes towards work—the Protestant paintings ethic—and argues as an alternative that they prospered as a result of modifications in attitudes in the direction of staff that developed within the colonial era.Townsend builds her research round staff' lives in very related port towns within the 1820s and 1830s. during the eyes of the younger Frederick Douglass in Baltimore, Maryland, and an Indian girl named Ana Yagual in Guayaquil, Ecuador, she exhibits how differing attitudes in the direction of race and sophistication in North and South the US affected neighborhood methods of doing enterprise. This empirical examine considerably clarifies the connection among financial tradition and racial identification and its long term results.