chapter  5
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Class Structure and Class Relations in the United States: Capital and Labor

Two points stand out sharply in a survey of the culture history of the United States of the nineteenth century, namely, 1) the growing distinction between city and country, i.e., between industry and agriculture on the one hand, and 2) the growth of urban industry and manufacturing with its concomitant struggle between capitalist entrepreneurs and the working class, on the other.