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By Julia B. Rosenbaum, Sven Beckert

What accurately constitutes an American bourgeoisie? students have grappled with the query for a very long time. fiscal positions—the possession of capital, for instance—most evidently outline this workforce yet can't clarify the emergence of shared identities or the capability for collective motion: in any case, fiscal pursuits usually drove capital-rich americans aside as they competed for markets or governmental favors. attractive primary questions about American society within the 19th century, this publication argues that essentially the most vital components within the self-definition of the bourgeoisie was once its articulation of a shared tradition.

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