Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

The remarkable explosion of American industrial output and national wealth at the end of the nineteenth century was matched by a troubling rise in poverty and worker unrest. As politicians and intellectuals fought over who to blame for this crisis, Henry George (1839–1897) published Progress and Poverty (1879), a radical critique of laissez-faire capitalism and its threat to the nation’s republican traditions. His book, which became a surprise best-seller, offered… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (June 02, 2015)

Collection: Columbia History of Urban Life

Parent ISBN: 9780231120005

Language: English


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