Daniel Mandell

Daniel Mandell, professor of history, chaired the “Lost Traditions of Economic Equality in the Critical Period of the Mid-Nineteenth Century,” session at the recent annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New Orleans. The session built on Mandell’s recent book, “The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600–1870,” to consider how the American tradition of a “rough” economic equality was transformed during the mid-19th century with the spread of markets and wage labor, the growing conflicts over slavery and the rise of political democracy in the United States and revolutionary Europe.

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