eBook Working Americans: 1880-1999: Volume I: The Working Class, 1st Edition

  • Volume 1
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  • ISBN-10: 1592371639
  • ISBN-13: 9781592371631
  • DDC: 305.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 558 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2000 | Published/Released October 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2000
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This reference work focuses on the lifestyles and economic life of working-class families and looks, decade by decade, into the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they sought as well as the society and history that shaped the world Americans worked in from 1880 to 1999. From the wealth of government surveys, social worker histories, economic data, family diaries and letters, newspaper and magazine features, this unique reference assembles a remarkably personal and realistic look at the lives of ordinary working Americans.