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

Paperback | October 7, 2004

bySean Wilentz

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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 ofNew 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 Americanworking class.

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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 ofNew York City's labor strife, social movemen...

Sean Wilentz is Dayton-Stockton Professor of History and Director of the Program in American Studies at Princeton University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 5.31 × 7.91 × 0.91 inPublished:October 7, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"A brilliant book."--U. Scharff, University of New Mexico