HISTORY 495A/710


 Additional Readings 

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February 11:
Democracy and Popular Self-Expression During the American Revolution

1) Terry Bouton, A Road Closed- Rural Insurgency in Post-Independence Pennsylvania, Journal of American History, Vol. 87, No. 3, Dec., 2000, pp. 855-887

2) Ruth Bogin, Petitioning and the New Moral Economy of Post-Revolutionary America, William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd. Ser., Vol. 45, No. 3, Jul., 1988, pp. 391-425.

3) Barbara Clark Smith, Food Rioters and the American Revolution, William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd. Ser., Vol. 51, No. 1. (Jan., 1994), pp. 3-38

4) Ronald Schultz, The Republic of Labor: Philadelphia Artisans and the Politics of Class, 1720-1830, Chapters 2 and 3, pp. 37-101.

March 18:
Gender and Democracy: Middle Class and Working Women

1) Thomas Dublin, Women at Work: The Transformation of Work and Community in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1826-1860, Chapter 5 ("The Boarding House"), Chapter 6 ("The Early Strikes: The 1830s"), and Chapter 7 ("The Ten Hour Movement: The 1840s").

2) Christine Stansell, City of Women: Sex and Class in New York, 1789-1860, Chapter 6 ("Harrowing Truths: Manufacturing Work") and Chapter 7 ("Women and the Labor Movement").

3) Lori D. Ginzberg, Women and the Work of Benevolence: Morality, Politics, and Class in the 19th-Century United States, Chapter 2 ("The Business of Benevolence") and Chapter 3 ("'Hot Conflict with the Political Demon'").


April 22:
Race and Democracy: Free Northern Blacks and Whiteness

1) James Oliver Horton, Lois E., In Hope of Liberty: Culture, Community, and Protest Among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860, Chapters 3, 5, and 7.  

2) Shane White, "'It Was a Proud Day': African Americans, Festivals, and Parades in the North, 1741-1834," Journal of American History, Vol. 81, No. 1 (1994), pp. 13-50.

3) David Roediger, The Wages of Whiteness, Chapter on Irish and Whiteness

4) James B. Stewart, "Modernizing Difference: The Political Meanings of Color in the Free States, 1776-1840," Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 19, No. 4 (1999), pp. 691-712.

May 13: