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Natives and Newcomers - a book by Griffen, Clyde

Natives and Newcomers

The Ordering of Opportunity in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Poughkeepsie

Natives and Newcomers( )
Author: Griffen, Clyde
Griffen, Sally
Series title:Harvard Studies in Urban History Ser.
ISBN:978-0-674-41828-8
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $65.00
Book Description:

This important contribution to the literature on mobility in nineteenth-century America examines with a fine microscope the world of work in Poughkeepsie, New York. The careers of all workers in each occupation--the entire labor force in this city with an 1870 population of 20,000--are traced over three decades. The book clarifies for the first time in any mobility study the meaning of shifts in employment through detailed examination of individual occupations. It shows concretely...
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