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By August Sartorius von Waltershausen, David Montgomery, Marcel van der Linden, Harry Drost, Jan Gielkins, Gregory Zieren

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August Sartorius von Waltershausen (1852-1938) used to be an eminent German economist who visited the USA at first of the Eighteen Eighties and wrote a sequence of articles at the U.S. exertions flow. His education within the old university of economics supplied him with a unique standpoint from that of laissez-faire economists or socialists of his time. The articles, awarded during this booklet with essays, offer wealthy insights into the nature of yankee employees' firms as they recovered from the 1870s melancholy, ahead of the institution of sturdy nationwide associations.

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Dissertation, Yale University, 1996). "53 He illustrated his point by scrutinizing recent developments in the manufacture of shoes, clothing, furniture, and meat products. In each instance, the dominance of craft workers had been undermined and the distinctions among crafts blurred. He concluded that the union movement had to change its own style of organization in response to these changes, and he explained the functions of trades assemblies and of other alliances among local unions in this context.

Allgemeine deutsche Biographie, 30 (Berlin, 1890, repr. 1970), 394-5; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Goethes Briefwechsel mit Georg und Caroline Sartorius von Waltershausen 1801-1825 (Weimar, 1931). 9. Der Grosse Brockhaus, 16 (Leipzig, 1934), 532; Allgemeine deutsche Biographie, 30 (Berlin, 1890, repr. 1970), 394; Gotz von Selle, Die Georg-August-Universita't zu Gottingen, 1J3J-193J (Gottingen, 1937), 308; Wolfgang Sartorius von Waltershausen, Gauss: A Memorial, trans. , 32 Van der Linden and Zieren The Gottingen connection is fundamental for understanding August's attraction to the academic study of America.

See Section I, Essay 3, this volume. 54. George E. McNeill, The Labor Movement: The Problem of To-Day (Boston and New York, 1887), 161-4. 55 The Knights of Labor has been taken very seriously by historians, just as it was by Sartorius. 56 What Sartorius has provided his readers is a sound account of the structure and proclaimed purposes of the order before the strike and boycott wave of 1885-7 catapulted it to national and even international influence. 57 In sum, Sartorius made effective use of his academic training in institutional economics, his excellent introductions to knowledgeable informants in the United States, the pioneering investigations made 5 5.

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