Chants Democratic: New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850

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Oxford University Press, 7 paź 2004 - 480
Since its publication in 1984, Chants Democratic has endured as a classic narrative on labor and the rise of American democracy. In it, Sean Wilentz explores the dramatic social and intellectual changes that accompanied early industrialization in New York. He provides a panoramic chronicle of New York City's labor strife, social movements, and political turmoil in the eras of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. Twenty years after its initial publication, Wilentz has added a new preface that takes stock of his own thinking, then and now, about New York City and the rise of the American working class.

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Stollenwercks Panorama 1815
3
The Artisan Republic 17881825
21
The Bastard Workshop 18251850
105
Working Mans Advocates 18251832
143
The Journeymens Revolt 18331836
217
Hard Times and Politics 18371849
297
Class Conflict in the American Metropolis
361
Hudson Street 1865
391
Tables and Figures
397
Bibliographical Essay
423
Index
433
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Sean Wilentz is Dayton-Stockton Professor of History and Director of the Program in American Studies at Princeton University.

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