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Poverty and Progress

Social Mobility in a Nineteenth Century City

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$37.00 • £32.95 • €33.95

ISBN 9780674695016

Publication Date: 10/15/1980


288 pages

16 tables


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  • Introduction
  • 1. Laborer and community at Mid-Century
  • 2. The Problem of Social Control
  • 3. The Promise of Mobility
  • 4. The Dimensions of Occupational Mobility
  • 5. Property, Savings, and Status
  • 6. The Process of Mobility
  • 7. Laborer and Community in 1880: Toward Social Stability
  • 8. Newburyport and the Larger Society
  • Appendix: Further Reflections on the Yankee City Series: The Pitfalls of Ahistorical Social Science
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments

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