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  • Buy Now, Pay Later: The Usurer's Grip (1912)
    be redeemed by a paternalistic businessman who directs him to the nearest Credit Union for a loan on better terms The melodramatic style of the film together with its didactic message makes The Usurer s Grip a period piece But its plot and the plight of its protagonists are eerily modern Nearly one hundred years ago unwary borrowing from unscrupulous lenders had the power to drive a family to the brink of disaster Please download flash Theodora Huntington The Usurer s Grip Directed by Bannister Merwin s l Edison Company in association with the Russell Sage Foundation 1912 The makers of The Usurer s Grip are careful to mark their protagonists as middle class and respectable The surname Jenks suggests a solidly Anglo Saxon heritage and the actors display a loving family life It is not heedless consumer spending that drives Mr and Mrs Jenks into debt but a doctor s bill during the illness of their daughter The message is clear anyone might become the prey of a loan shark The bawler out is one of the more baffling figures in the film and certainly the most foreign to twenty first century viewers Hired by a loan shark the

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  • Buy Now, Pay Later: Research Links - Printed Collections
    of political economy economic philosophy business theory commerce finance taxation money and banking trades and manufactures agriculture transportation labor and socialis Trade Catalog Collection Baker Library s collection of historical trade catalogs includes dozens advertising products that were commonly sold on credit particularly furniture pianos farm equipment and sewing machines Many catalogs also include details of specific installment plans Manufacturers produced trade catalogs to identify finished goods by name or

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  • Buy Now, Pay Later: Research Links - Visual Collections
    debtors The collection consists of more than one thousand woodcuts engravings etchings and lithographs from Western Europe and the United States on the subjects of money banking and financial history and ranging in date from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century Seventy items from the Bleichroeder Print Collection are available in the permanent online exhibition Coin Conscience Popular Views of Money Credit and Speculation Trade Card Collection 1870 More Information

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  • Buy Now, Pay Later: Research Links - Secondary Resources
    York 1908 Full text available as a networked resource Credit Men s National Association U S Retail et al The Credit World The Official Organ of the Retail Credit Men s National Association St Louis Mo The Association n d Full text for v 10 no 1 12 September 1921 August 1922 available as a networked resource Credit and Pre Industrial Society Baxter William T The House of Hancock Business in Boston 1724 1775 Cambridge Mass Harvard University Press 1945 Clark Christopher The Roots of Rural Capitalism Western Massachusetts 1780 1860 Ithaca Cornell University Press 1990 Ernst Joseph Albert Money and Politics in America 1755 1775 A Study in the Currency Act of 1764 and the Political Economy of Revolution Chapel Hill University of North Carolina Press 1973 Galenson Peter The Rise and Fall of Indentured Servitude in the Americas An Economic Analysis Journal of Economic History 4 1 March 1984 1 26 Full text available as a networked resource Harvard users only Harvard ID and University PIN required Menning Carol Bresnahan Charity and State in Late Renaissance Italy The Monte di Pietà of Florence Ithaca Cornell University Press 1993 Gelpi Rosa Maria The History of Consumer Credit Doctrines and Practices New York St Martin s Press 2000 Nelson Benjamin The Idea of Usury from Tribal Brotherhood to Universal Otherhood Princeton Princeton University Press 1949 Noonan John T The Scholastic Analysis of Usury Cambridge Mass Harvard University Press 1957 294 Credit Credit Rating and the Market Economy Cortada James W Before the Computer IBM NCR Burroughs and Remington Rand and the Industry They Created 1865 1956 Princeton N J Princeton University Press 1993 Dun Bradstreet Corporation Dun Bradstreet and the Rise of Modern Business A History of the Dun Bradstreet Corporation New York Dun Bradstreet 1991 Jeacle Ingrid and Eamonn J Walsh From Moral Evaluation to Rationalization Accounting and the Shifting Technologies of Credit Accounting Organizations and Society 27 8 November 2002 737 61 Full text available as a networked resource Harvard users only Harvard ID and University PIN required Madison James H The Evolution of Commercial Credit Reporting Agencies in Nineteenth Century America The Business History Review 48 no 2 Summer 1974 164 186 Full text available as a networked resource Harvard users only Harvard ID and University PIN required Norris James D R G Dun Co 1841 1900 The Development of Credit Reporting in the Nineteenth Century Westport Conn Greenwood Press 1978 Olegario Rowena A Culture of Credit Embedding Trust and Transparency in American Business Cambridge Mass Harvard University Press 2006 Credit and the Coming of Consumer Society Calder Lendol Glen Financing the American Dream A Cultural History of Consumer Credit Princeton N J Princeton University Press 1999 Chutkow Paul Visa The Power of an Idea 1st ed Chicago IL Harcourt 2001 Clarke Sally H Trust and Power Consumers the Modern Corporation and the Making of the United States Automobile Market Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2007 Cohen Lizabeth A Consumer s Republic The Politics of Consumption in Postwar

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  • The Hawthorne Plant – The Human Relations Movement – Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, Historical Collections
    1925 Telephone in the Modern Home ca 1928 From the time of its founding in 1876 AT T s rapid and pervasive expansion gave it a virtual monopoly over the telephone industry until the time of its break up in 1984 Like other conglomerates of its day the Bell Telephone System as the entire enterprise was known combined production distribution and marketing under one corporation as a way to centralize its operations and eliminate competition Western Electric the manufacturing unit of the company produced telephones cables transmission equipment and switching equipment Hawthorne Works for the Manufacture of Power Apparatus ca 1920 Construction of the Western Electric Hawthorne Works on over 100 acres in Cicero Illinois began in 1905 By 1929 more than 40 000 men and women reported to work at the massive plant which included offices factories a hospital fire brigade laundry facilities and a greenhouse Employees were assigned to precisely measured tasks in highly specialized departments from switchboard wiring to punch and die tool making The manufacture of some equipment such as automatic telephone exchanges required hundreds of separate assembly and inspection operations and Western Electric became one of the forerunners in applying scientific management inspired in part

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  • Employee Welfare – The Human Relations Movement – Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, Historical Collections
    of industry to the man who made owns or operates it Robert Yerkes Chairman of the Personnel Research Federation National Research Council 1922 Track and Field Events ca 1925 In the early 1900s labor unions social reformers journalists and photographers brought to national attention poor working conditions experienced by industrial workers In the ensuing economic climate of the late 1920s and 1930s many executives came to believe that the foundation of business and of a democratic society itself rested in part in affirming the role of the worker To inspire company loyalty discourage high employee turnover and unionization and present a good face to the public corporate managers began to focus on the well being of the employee through the practice of welfare capitalism In addition to pensions sick pay disability benefits and stock purchase plans Western Electric workers could participate in a range of recreational and educational programs from running meets tennis games and baseball leagues to lunchtime concerts beauty pageants and evening classes The company s accident prevention programs included the introduction of safety shoes eye goggles and guards for heavy machinery To better understand worker productivity and job satisfaction Western Electric became increasingly interested in studies from

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  • Illumination Studies and Relay Assembly Test Room – The Human Relations Movement – Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, Historical Collections
    to 1927 set out to determine the effects of lighting on worker efficiency in three separate manufacturing departments Accounts of the study revealed no significant correlation between productivity and light levels The results prompted researchers to investigate other factors affecting worker output Performance Recording Device The next experiments beginning in 1927 focused on the relay assembly department where the electromagnetic switches that made telephone connections possible were produced The manufacture of relays required the repetitive assembly of pins springs armatures insulators coils and screws Western Electric produced over 7 million relays annually As the speed of individual workers determined overall production levels the effects of factors like rest periods and work hours in this department were of particular interest to the company Women in the Relay Assembly Test Room ca 1930 In a separate test room an operator prepared parts for five women to assemble The women dropped the completed relays into a chute where a recording device punched a hole in a continuously moving paper tape The number of holes revealed the production rate for each worker Researchers were unsure if productivity increased in this experiment because of the introduction of rest periods shorter working hours wage incentives the

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  • Enter Elton Mayo – The Human Relations Movement – Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, Historical Collections
    sabotage to be the ordinary accompaniment of industry Elton Mayo Professor of Industrial Management Harvard Business School 1920 Elton Mayo ca 1950 Elton Mayo was born in Adelaide Australia in 1880 Affable witty and a brilliant lecturer he taught mental and moral philosophy at the University of Queensland where he conducted psycho pathological tests on World War I shell shock victims Well read in the works of Freud Jung and Lévy Bruhl he developed a close relationship with anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski and began to formulate a view of industry drawn from anthropology psychology and physiology Mayo believed that unlocking the psyche of the worker was key to understanding industrial unrest at home and abroad In 1923 Mayo became a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania s Wharton School studying the effects of fatigue on employee turnover His science based research and multi disciplinary approach caught the attention of Wallace B Donham Dean of Harvard Business School In 1925 Donham wrote to Harvard President A Lawrence Lowell asking for funds to appoint Mayo associate professor in the study of human relations Lowell at first responded that he could not justify the expense or risk of supporting a new discipline but

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