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By Frank Zarnowski

For greater than a century the yankee farm, manufacturing facility and frontier supplied possibilities for actual employees to show their ability, win a gamble, brag or even simply have a few enjoyable. Competitions that emphasised precious talents, like plowing, corn-husking, rock drilling, typesetting, and tree slicing, have been universal within the antebellum and post–Civil battle sessions, usually drawing huge crowds and the eye of carrying journals.
for a few years traditional American activities happened within the office. this can aid clarify why the nicknames of such a lot of in demand collegiate or specialist wearing teams—Cornhuskers, Lumberjacks, Miners, Cowboys, Packers and Boilermakers—are additionally the occupations of nineteenth century worker-athletes.
by way of interpreting the yankee adventure with competitions between staff, this booklet offers a brand new figuring out of the interrelated nature of career and leisure.

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