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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
235 words

A high value is placed on work in the Jewish ethic. Human dignity is enhanced when man sustains himself by

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
7,232 words
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In early America, the idea of a black leisure class was unthinkable. Given the few allowances African Americans had for

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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4,206 words
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African American work in the twentieth century largely existed within, or was directly influenced by, what W. E. B. Du

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
969 words

generally refers to activities that create goods or provide services, particularly when they are conducted in formal labour markets and

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
149 words

Work was natural to mankind from the beginning (Gen. 2: 15) but is not a *punishment. It was

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David M. Gordon

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,140 words
Apart from the occupations of a comparatively small proportion of the population who were ministers, teachers, lawyers, merchants, or shopkeepers, farm work was the chief occupation in ... More
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David McCreery

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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3,265 words
Work—what someone does for a living—may involve the direct transformation of nature, for example, the activities of farmers or artisans. Or the linkages may be more indirect, such as what ... More
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Valerie Purton

The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
3,022 words

is defined in two conflicting ways in Dickens's writings: either positively, as opposed to Idleness, or more negatively, as opposed to Play (...

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