The "lower Sort": Philadelphia's Laboring People, 1750-1800

Voorkant
Cornell University Press, 1994 - 249 pagina's

This book recreates the daily lives of laboring men and women in America's premier urban center during the second half of the eighteenth century. Billy G. Smith demonstrates how the "lower sort" (as they were called by their contemporaries) struggled to carve out meaningful lives during an era of vast change stretching from the Seven Years' War, through the turbulent events surrounding the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution, into the first decade of the new nation.

 

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Introduction
1
Walking the Streets
7
MAPS
10
Deaths and Births in an Immigrant City
40
FIGURES
43
Laboring People and the Urban Economy
63
Bread and flour exports per Philadelphia inhabitant 17521792
71
Seasonality of ship arrivals in Philadelphia by month 1756
77
Migration Housing and Poverty
150
Nativity of Philadelphia mariners 1803
153
Residential segregation in Philadelphia 17721798
163
Admittees to Philadelphias almshouse 18001801
169
Family Lives
176
Conclusion
197
B Demographic Conditions of Philadelphia
204
Estimated population and crude death rates in urban
206

Housing construction in Philadelphia 17501800
83
Material Conditions
92
base year 1762 17621800
116
Careers
126
Tax assessments of laborers mariners cordwainers and tailors
130
Shortterm occupational mobility of artisans 17561798
141
Longterm occupational mobility of artisans 17561798
142
Occupational Structure of Philadelphia
213
E Distribution of Taxable Wealth in Philadelphia
224
Components of tax assessments in Chestnut ward select years
227
F Wages and Prices
230
Prices and wages in 1762
233
G Residential Segregation in Philadelphia
238
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