Aspirations and Anxieties

Aspirations and Anxieties : New England Workers and the Mechanized Factory System 1815-1850

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Aspirations and Anxieties presents the thoughts and actions of the first generation of factory workers in New England. It shows the various ways in which different kinds of factory workers handled their new experiences in numerous settings - in the factories themselves, in the surrounding factory towns, in strikes and political campaigns. The diversity of these workers' thoughts is related by Zonderman to the larger changes in American culture occurring in the decades before the Civil War.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 161 x 237.2 x 28.7mm | 743.9g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0195057473
  • 9780195057478

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'This is a scholarly book, which provides important new insights into the experience of industrialisation in New England. Zonderman has marshalled an impressive array of evidence both primary and secondary ... this book can be recommended as an enlightening and interesting study of the experience of industrialisation in New England.'
Mary B. Rose, Lancaster University, Business History `this study makes an important contribution to our understanding of the formation of a working class in an industrialising society.'
Labour History Review
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