Chants Democratic : New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850
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.
- Hardback | 458 pages
- 160.02 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 793.78g
- 01 Aug 1984
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- plates, text-figures, tables, maps