The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism by Robert William Fogel

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



Robert William Fogel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1993.

"To take a trip around the mind of Robert Fogel, one of the grand old men of American economic history, is a rare treat. At every turning, you come upon some shiny pearl of information."—The Economist

In this broad-thinking and profound piece of history, Robert William Fogel synthesizes an amazing range of data into a bold and intriguing view of America's past and future—one in which the periodic Great Awakenings of religion bring about waves of social reform, the material lives of even the poorest Americans improve steadily, and the nation now stands poised for a renewed burst of egalitarian progress.

About Robert William Fogel

See more books from this Author
Winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize for Economics, Robert William Fogel, is the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of American Institutions in the Graduate School of Business, director of the Center for Population Economics, and a member of the Department of Economics and of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He is also coauthor of the bestselling Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery.
Published May 1, 2000 by University Of Chicago Press. 320 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism

Project MUSE

Fogel's fourth great awakening began about 1960, and its political phase was concerned with spiritual reform and "issues of spiritual (immaterial) equity" (12): "Believers in the new religious revival are against sexual debauchery, against indulgence in alcohol, tobacco, gambling, and drugs, agai...

| Read Full Review of The Fourth Great Awakening an...

Reader Rating for The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism

An aggregated and normalized score based on 11 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review