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The Laboring Republic

Graham Russell Gao Hodges.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; United States History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Industrial History. 8014 words.

The American Revolution enabled ordinary people to enjoy political freedom. The story of how the common people of the early American cities made and inherited the war has been intertwined...

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The World of the Immigrant Worker

James Barrett.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity

August 2016; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; United States History; Industrial History. 12854 words.

Working-class formation in the United States was considerably complicated by waves of immigration from the mid nineteenth century down to the present. In some cases, the ethnic differences...

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