ISBN-10:
0521376122
ISBN-13:
2900521376128
Pub. Date:
03/28/2002
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Emergence of the Middle Class: Social Experience in the American City, 1760-1900 / Edition 1

Emergence of the Middle Class: Social Experience in the American City, 1760-1900 / Edition 1

by Stuart Mack Blumin

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Emergence of the Middle Class: Social Experience in the American City, 1760-1900 / Edition 1

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.

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ISBN-13: 2900521376128
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Series: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 452
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.

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