Class Matters: Early North America and the Atlantic World (review)

Class Matters: Early North America and the Atlantic World (review) JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Spring 2009) Anatomy of a Panic,'' won the 2008 Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians. Class Matters: Early North America and the Atlantic World. Edited by Simon Middleton and Billy G. Smith. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. Pp. 344. Cloth, $49.95.) Reviewed by Charles R. Foy Simon Middleton and Billy G. Smith have deeply enriched our knowledge of colonial workers, Middleton with his work on New York artisans and craftsmen and Smith with numerous publications considering the lives of Philadelphia's ``lower sort.'' No idlers, Middleton and Smith have not been content to let their monographs nudge other historians to acknowledge and integrate class with their own work. Instead, from the hills of Sheffield, England, to the mountains of Montana, Middleton and Smith have set out like itinerant preachers to gather Early Americanists together under a revivalist's tent to hear the glories and wonders of class analysis. They have organized conferences, edited special issues of journals, and now have brought forth this compilation of essays on class in early America. In short, Class Matters is the culmination of an ongoing effort by Smith and Middleton to make class, often disparaged http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Class Matters: Early North America and the Atlantic World (review)

Journal of the Early Republic, Volume 29 (1) – Feb 27, 2009

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JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Spring 2009) Anatomy of a Panic,'' won the 2008 Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians. Class Matters: Early North America and the Atlantic World. Edited by Simon Middleton and Billy G. Smith. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. Pp. 344. Cloth, $49.95.) Reviewed by Charles R. Foy Simon Middleton and Billy G. Smith have deeply enriched our knowledge of colonial workers, Middleton with his work on New York artisans and craftsmen and Smith with numerous publications considering the lives of Philadelphia's ``lower sort.'' No idlers, Middleton and Smith have not been content to let their monographs nudge other historians to acknowledge and integrate class with their own work. Instead, from the hills of Sheffield, England, to the mountains of Montana, Middleton and Smith have set out like itinerant preachers to gather Early Americanists together under a revivalist's tent to hear the glories and wonders of class analysis. They have organized conferences, edited special issues of journals, and now have brought forth this compilation of essays on class in early America. In short, Class Matters is the culmination of an ongoing effort by Smith and Middleton to make class, often disparaged

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Published: Feb 27, 2009

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