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Scraping by : wage labor, slavery, and survival in early Baltimore

Author: Seth Rockman
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
Series: Studies in early American economy and society from the Library Company of Philadelphia.
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"Enslaved mariners, white seamstresses, Irish dockhands, free black domestic servants, and native-born street sweepers. All navigated the low-end labor market in post-revolutionary Baltimore. Seth Rockman considers this diverse workforce, exploring how race, sex, nativity, and legal status determined the economic opportunities and vulnerabilities of working families in the early republic. In the era of Frederick  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Seth Rockman
ISBN: 9780801890062 0801890063 9780801890079 0801890071
OCLC Number: 214322654
Awards: Winner of Southern Historical Association H. L. Mitchell Award 2010.
Description: xii, 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Coming to work in the city --
A job for a working man --
Dredging and drudgery --
A job for a working woman --
The living wage --
The hard work of being poor --
The consequence of failure --
The market's grasp.
Series Title: Studies in early American economy and society from the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Responsibility: Seth Rockman.
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