Capitalism by Gaslight: Illuminating the Economy of Nineteenth-Century America

by Brian P. Luskey (Editor), Wendy A. Woloson (Editor)
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A compelling history of nineteenth-century economic, social, and cultural life, Capitalism by Gaslight explores the blurred boundary between legitimate and illegitimate economic activity, describing the dealings of prostitutes, dealers in dirty books and used goods, mock auctioneers, illegal slavers, and other entrepreneurs.

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Publication Date
February 02, 2015
Publisher
Collection
Page count
328
ISBN
9780812291025
Paper ISBN
9780812246896