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Hardcover Making Houses, Crafting Capitalism: Master Builders in Early Philadelphia Book

ISBN: 0812235800

ISBN13: 9780812235807

Making Houses, Crafting Capitalism: Master Builders in Early Philadelphia

(Part of the Early American Studies Series)

In the decades after the American Revolution, as Philadelphia became a center of political and economic power, the city experienced extraordinary population growth, increasing from 60,000 to 400,000 inhabitants between 1790 and 1850. By tracing the business strategies of several hundred housebuilders during this period--a medley of traditional craft workers, emerging entrepreneurs, and hustling speculators-- Making Houses, Crafting Capitalism uncovers...

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