The Social Structure of Revolutionary America

The Social Structure of Revolutionary America

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Princeton University Press

Professor Main's conviction is that an understanding of political history in Colonial America depends on a knowledge of the country’s underlying social structure. To provide this he examines different types of societies in revolutionary America between 1763 and 1788: frontier, subsistence farm, commercial farm, urban. He studies in detail the nature of land ownership, distribution of property and income, relations between income levels and culture, and the extent of social mobility. Thousands of probate and. tax records are examined to provide an analysis of the economic class structure of a new nation. Traditional historical techniques are combined with a conceptual framework from sociology relating to class structure, stratification, and mobility.

Originally published in 1965.

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Publisher: Princeton, N.J.,, Princeton University Press,, 1965
ISBN: 9781400879045
1400879043
9780691045658
9780691622033
0691622035
9780691005621
0691005621
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 330 pages)

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