Chants Democratic: New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850 / Edition 20

Chants Democratic: New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850 / Edition 20

by Sean Wilentz
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195174496
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,347,928
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : Stollenwerck's panorama, 18153
IThe artisan republic, 1788-1825
1"By hammer and hand" : artisans in the mercantile city23
2Artisan republicanism61
IIThe bastard workshop, 1825-1850
3Metropolitan industrialization107
IIIWorking man's advocates, 1825-1832
4Entrepreneurs and radicals145
5The rise and fall of the working men172
IVThe journeymen's revolt, 1833-1836
6"A phalanx of honest worth" : the general trades' union of the city of New York219
7Oppositions : to the crisis of 1836255
VHard times and politics, 1837-1849
8Panic and prejudice299
9Subterranean radicals326
VIClass conflict in the American metropolis
10The labor crisis of 1950363
Epilogue : Hudson Street, 1965391

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