Emergence of the Middle Class: Social Experience in the American City, 1760-1900 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Focusing on its development in larger American cities, particularly Philadelphia and New York, this study analyzes the day-to-day existence of the elusive middle class at work, at home and in the city.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern History Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
Table of Contents
List of tables and figures; Preface; 1. The elusive middle class; 2. 'Middling sorts' in the eighteenth-century city; 3. Toward white collar: nonmanual work in Jacksonian America; 4. Republican prejudice: work, well-being, and social definition; 5. 'Things are in the saddle': consumption, urban space, and the middle-class home; 6. Coming to order: voluntary associations and the organization of social life and consciousness; 7. Experience and consciousness in the antebellum city; 8. White-collar worlds: the postbellum middle class; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.