The Lower Sort: Philadelphia's Laboring People, 1750-1800

The Lower Sort: Philadelphia's Laboring People, 1750-1800

by Billy Gordon Smith
     
 

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This book recreates the daily lives of laboring men and women in America's premier urban center during the second half of the eighteenth century. Billy G. Smith demonstrates how the "lower sort" (as they were called by their contemporaries) struggled to carve out meaningful lives during an era of vast change stretching from the Seven Years' War, through the

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This book recreates the daily lives of laboring men and women in America's premier urban center during the second half of the eighteenth century. Billy G. Smith demonstrates how the "lower sort" (as they were called by their contemporaries) struggled to carve out meaningful lives during an era of vast change stretching from the Seven Years' War, through the turbulent events surrounding the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution, into the first decade of the new nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801481635
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
831,672
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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