Class and Community

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Harvard University Press, 2000 - History - 301 pages
In this twenty-fifth anniversary edition of his prize-winning book, Dawley reflects once more on labor and class issues, poverty and progress, and the contours of urban history in the city of Lynn, Massachusetts, during the rise of industrialism in the early nineteenth century. He not only revisits this urban conglomeration, but also seeks out previously unheard groups such as women and blacks. The result is a more rounded portrait of a small eastern city on the verge of becoming modern.
 

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Contents

Entrepreneurs
11
Artisans
42
Factories
73
The City
97
Workers
129
The Poor and the Less Poor
149
Militants
173
Politicians
194
Equal Rights and Beyond
220
Tables on Population Output and Employment
245
Research Methods
248
The Ward 4 Factor
251
Bibliography
255
Notes
267
Index
297
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Page xxvi - Mary P. Ryan, Cradle of the Middle Class: The Family in Oneida County, New York, 1790-1865 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981); Nancy A.

About the author (2000)

Alan Dawley was Professor of History, The College of New Jersey.

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