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Philadelphia : work, space, family, and group experience in the nineteenth/century : essays toward an interdisciplinary history of the city / edited by Theodore Hershberg.

; Philadelphia Social History Project
New York : Oxford University Press, 1981.
ISBN 0195027523, 0195027531

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Other Authors Hershberg, Theodore.
Philadelphia Social History Project.
Subjects Economic history.
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Economic conditions.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Population -- History -- 19th century.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social conditions.
Philadelphie (Penns.) -- Conditions économiques.
Philadelphie (Penns.) -- Conditions sociales.
Philadelphie (Penns.) -- Population -- Histoire -- 19e siècle.
Social conditions
Sociale geschiedenis.
Description xviii, 525 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1981.
Notes Essays based on data compiled by the Philadelphia Social History Project.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 496-502) and index.
Contents Introduction : The new urban history : toward an interdisciplinary history of the city / Theodore Hershberg -- I. Work -- Manufacture and productivity : the making of an industrial base, Philadelphia, 1850-1880 / Bruce Laurie and Mark Schmitz -- Immigrants and industry : the Philadelphia experience, 1850-1880 / Bruce Laurie, Theodore Hershberg, George Alter -- II. Space -- The "journey-to-work" : an empirical investigation of work, residence and transportation, Philadelphia, 1850-1880 / Theodore Hershberg [and others] -- Immigrants and residential mobility : the Irish and Germans in Philadelphia, 1850-1880 / Alan N. Burstein -- Industrial location and ethnic residential patterns in an industrializing city : Philadelphia, 1880 / Stephanie W. Greenberg -- III. Family -- Poverty, economic stress, and the family in a late nineteenth-century American city : whites in Philadelphia, 1880 / Michael R. Haines -- Family strategies and the family economy in the late nineteenth century : the role of secondary workers / Claudia Goldin -- Social change and transitions to adulthood in historical perspective / John Modell, Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr., Theodore Hershberg -- IV. Group experience -- The Irish countryman urbanized : a comparative perspective on the famine migration / John Modell, Lynn H. Lees -- Free Blacks in antebellum Philadelphia : a study of ex-slaves, freeborn, and socioeconomic decline / Theodore Hershberg -- Mulattoes and Blacks : intragroup color differences and social stratification in nineteenth-century Philadelphia / Theodore Hershberg, Henry Williams -- The origins of the female-headed Black family: the impact of the urban experience / Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr., Theodore Hershberg, John Modell -- V. Urban as process and history and policy -- A tale of three cities : Blacks, immigrants, and opportunity in Philadelphia, 1850-1880,1930,1970 / Theodore Hershberg [and others] -- Epilogue : Sustaining interdisciplinary research.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Pennsylvania
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6042821
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat


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