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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:978-0-674-41830-1
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Ebook
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. Clyde Griffen and Sally Griffen describe geographic, occupational, and property mobility in a small city with statistical precision, to illuminate the larger social processes...
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