The tie that bound us : the women of John Brown's family and the legacy of radical abolitionism
- Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz.
- Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013.
- Physical description
- ix, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Laughlin-Schultz, Bonnie, 1975- author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-266) and index.
- Introduction: Searching for the Brown Women
- 1. The Brown Family's Antislavery Culture, 1831-49
- 2. North Elba, Kansas, and Violent Antislavery
- 3. Annie Brown, Soldier
- 4. Newfound Celebrity in the John Brown Year
- 5. The Search for a New Life
- 6. Mary Brown's 1882 Tour and the Memory of Militant Abolitionism
- 7. Annie Brown Adams, the Last Survivor
- Epilogue: The Last Echo from John Brown's Grave
- Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index.
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What are the relative merits of the American and European socioeconomic systems? Long-standing debates have heated up in recent years with the expansion of the European Union and increasingly sharp political and cultural differences between the United States and Europe. In Inequality and Prosperity, Jonas Pontusson provides a comparative overview of the two major models of labor markets and welfare systems in the advanced industrial world: the "liberal capitalist" system of the United States and Britain and the "social market" capitalism of northern Europe. These two models balance concerns of efficiency and equity in fundamentally different ways. In the 1990s the much-heralded forces of globalization (together with demographic changes and attendant political pressures) seemed to threaten the very existence of the social-market economies of Europe. Were the social compacts of Sweden and Germany outmoded? Would varieties of capitalism remain possible, or were labor-market and social-welfare arrangements converging on the U.S. norm? Pontusson opposes the notion of inevitable convergence: he believes that social-market economies can survive and indeed flourish in the contemporary world economy. He bases his argument on an enormous amount of highly specialized research on eighteen countries, using national-level data for the last thirty years. Among the areas he explores are labor-market dynamics, income distribution, employment performance, wage bargaining, firm-level performance, and the changing possibilities for the welfare state.
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- Winner of 2014 Kansas Notable Book award given by the State.
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- 9780801451614 (cloth : alk. paper)
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