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The Spirit of 1848: German Immigrants, Labor Conflict, and the Coming of the Civil War (The Working Class in American History)
Immigrants and their children became the chief component of the U.S. working class during the nineteenth century. Bruce Levine examines the early years of this social transformation, focusing on German-born craft workers and the key roles they played in the economic and political life of the wage-earning population of antebellum America. Interweaving themes often treated s ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published June 1st 1992 by University of Illinois Press
(first published 1992)
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