‘I Would Prefer Not To’: The Origins of the White Collar Worker

Before the Civil War, the clerk was “a small but unusual phenomenon.” By the end of the 19th century, clerical workers were a social force to be reckoned with. This is the story of their rise.



Curated from blog.longreads.com

I like looking back at where we have come from. It’s not so common to look back at the rise of though so this longer read is a real treat – if you like this sort of thing.


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