Chants Democratic

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

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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 of New 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 American working class.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 142.2 x 210.8 x 27.9mm | 589.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 20th Revised edition
  • 019517450X
  • 9780195174502

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Chants Democratic is a remarkable book that will quickly establish itself in the historiography and exert a powerful influence on the future direction of social, labor, and political history. * Journal of Interdisciplinary History * A great leap forward in both American social and American political history....Wilentz has written the statement on Jacksonian New York. * Journal of American History * [Chants Democratic] is nothing less than a scholarly epic...it has no equal in breadth of subject, grace of style or acuity of interpretation. * The Nation * Certainly the best book yet written about the emergence of New York City's working class and a major contribution to American working-class history. * The New Republic *show more

About Sean Wilentz

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

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