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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)

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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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Good use of German and English language sources. Good use of data to argue that the German American radical movement pre-Civil War was largely composed of workers. Somebody ought to draw out the story to the Civil War.
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Older but still good work on the impact of German revolutionary immigrants to the US.
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