Archive for December 28th, 2009

“Until developments of the 1830s [such as the rise of the mercantile economy] elevated the importance of clock time in the South, foreign travelers … from wage-labor, industrializing regions tended to transmute, quite wrongly, Southerners’ [attachment] to nonclock time into a cultural and social quirk, which they usually labeled as lazy. “German itinerant Johann David Schoepf certainly interpreted the practices […]

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