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Social Structure of Revolutionary America
Author: Jackson Turner Main

ISBN: 9780691648866
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 19 March 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7 x 2.1
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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.


The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presentin...

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