Social Structure and Social Mobility. Neil Larry Shumsky.

Social Structure and Social Mobility

New York: Garland Publishing, 1996.

Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #10173
ISBN: 0815321929

Library stamps/marks/labels, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; "This collection brings together ... scholarly articles pertaining to the history and development of urban life in the United States during the past two centuries. ... Volume 7 looks at social class structure and social mobility. Its articles address questions that have intrigued historians for decades. What has been the class structure of American cities during the past two centuries? How much mobility has been possible? For whom has it been possible? What has been the relationship between social and geographic mobility? Finally, how have all kinds of Americans tried to improve their social status?" - Series Introduction. Contents: The Social Configuration of the Antebellum City: An Historical and Theoretical Inquiry / Edward Pessen; Urban Elite in the Far West: Portland, Oregon, 1870-1890 / Paul G. Merriam; Economic Inequality in Early Chicago, 1849-1850 / Craig Buettinger; Rags to Riches Revisited: The Effect of City Size and Related Factors on the Recruitment of Business Leaders / John N. Ingham; Trends in the Determinants Underlying the Process of Social Stratification: Boston, 1880-1920 / Daniel D. Luria; Harvard and the Boston Brahmins: A Study in Institutional and Class Development, 1800-1865 / Ronald Story; Social Stratification in New York City Athletic Clubs, 1865-1915 / J. Willis and R. Wettan; Economic Growth and Occupational Mobility in 19th Century Urban America: A Reappraisal / Anthony E. Broadman and Michael P. Weber; Industrial Opportunity on the Urban Frontier: "Rags to Riches: and Milwaukee Clothing Manufacturers, 1840-1880 / Margaret Walsh. ; American Cities: A Collection of Essays; Ex-Library; Vol. 7; xiii, 409 pages.

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