Smith, Billy G. The "Lower Sort": Philadelphia's Laboring People, 1750-1800. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1990.

Details growing urban inequality in an era of rising per capita wealth, and shows the precariousness of the lives of working people in the decades surrounding the American Revolution.

Citation Type: Book

Referenced in:
The American Revolution, 1765-1783
Labor's Struggle to Organize
Timothy Matlack

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