Chicago in the age of capital : class, politics, and democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Chicago in the age of capital : class, politics, and democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Author: John B Jentz; Richard Schneirov
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2012.
Series: Working class in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Details building Chicago in a shifting, clashing political economy

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John B Jentz; Richard Schneirov
ISBN: 9780252036835 0252036832
OCLC Number: 754518593
Description: xii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The city --
The internationale of the citizen workers: from slavery to the labor question --
The eight-hour day and the legitimacy of wage labor --
Chicago's immigrant working class and the rise of urban populism, 1867-73 --
Class and politics during the depression of the 1870s --
Combat in the streets: the Railroad Strike of 1877 and its consequences --
Regime change.
Series Title: Working class in American history.
Responsibility: John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov.

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"A masterful case for the power of intensive local studies."--Journal of Illinois History "Excellent work."--Choice "This first-rate study of an important city offers a careful, nuanced take on the Read more...

 
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