Charleston and the emergence of middle-class culture in the revolutionary era (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Charleston and the emergence of middle-class culture in the revolutionary era

Author: Jennifer L Goloboy
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2019 ©2016
Series: Early American places.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
Too often, says Jennifer L. Goloboy, we equate being middle class with "niceness"--A set of values frozen in the antebellum period and centered on long-term economic and social progress and a close, nurturing family life. Goloboy's case study of merchants in Charleston, South Carolina, looks to an earlier time to establish the roots of middle-class culture in America. She argues for a definition more applicable to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer L Goloboy
ISBN: 9780820355467 0820355461
OCLC Number: 1227100834
Description: xii, 197 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: "Very humble servants": colonial merchants and the limits of middle-class power --
The revolution, John Wilkes, and middle-class mob rule --
City of knavery: trade before the War of 1812 --
Friendship and sympathy, family and stability --
The War of 1812 and commercial disaster --
Mercantile professionalism and Charleston as a cotton port.
Series Title: Early American places.
Responsibility: Jennifer L. Goloboy.

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Too often, says Jennifer Goloboy, we equate being middle class with "niceness" - a set of values frozen in the antebellum period and centred on long-term economic and social progress and a close,  Read more...

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