By Scott Derks
All the volumes within the operating americans 1880-1999 sequence makes a speciality of a selected classification of american citizens, The operating type, the center type and the higher type during the last one hundred twenty years. Chapters in each one quantity specialise in one decade and profile 3 to 5 households. family members Profiles contain actual info on source of revenue & task Descriptions, chosen costs of the days, Annual source of revenue, Annual Budgets, relations funds, lifestyles at paintings, existence at domestic, existence in the neighborhood, operating stipulations, price of residing, Amusements and masses extra. every one bankruptcy additionally includes an fiscal Profile with normal Wages of alternative Professions, a variety of standard Pricing, Key occasions & innovations, information Profiles, Articles from neighborhood Media and Illustrations. The operating americans sequence captures the existence of every of the sessions from the final twelve many years, covers an unlimited array of occupations and ethnic backgrounds and travels the full country. those attention-grabbing and beneficial compilations of images of the yankee operating, center and higher sessions over the last a hundred and twenty years might be a big addition to any highschool, public or educational library reference assortment.
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21 Working Americans 1880–1999 Volume I: The Working Class Life in the Community: Atlanta, Georgia • From 1860 to 1890, Atlanta has grown from 9,554 people to 65,533, composed of 37,000 Whites and 28,000 Blacks. 8 percent are foreign-born. • In 1887 the city begins converting from gas to electric streetlamps and has 167 “arc lights” and 436 “series lights” in use three years later. • In 1890 the chief sanitary inspector reports that about two-thirds of the city’s privies are served by night-soil carts, which now number 12.
00 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00 Annual Budget Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 more than it made in 1890, using installment credit available at the mill store. 93 per month. 00 a year. 17 Working Americans 1880–1999 Volume I: The Working Class A Confederate War veteran and his wife of half his age.
00 Rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . 00 Life at Home • The Pattersons rent a two-room home; the living room is on the first floor, the kitchen on the second. The staircase is open. 00. 00, depending upon how much work the family do themselves. • A building association in Farmville composed of White and Black shareholders will assist the family with the financing of the home. 39 Working Americans 1880–1999 Volume I: The Working Class Color prints from Demorest’s Family Magazine were mounted on the walls of the family home.