The New York City Cartmen:
A Lecture by Graham Hodges
The cartmen—unskilled workers who hauled goods on one horsecarts—were perhaps the most important labor group in early American cities, possessing a hard-nosed political awareness. Join Professor Graham Hodges as he discusses this history based on his book, New York City Cartmen, 1667–1850, which is a stirring street-level account of the growth of New York, made possible by the efforts of the cartmen and other unskilled laborers. A revised updated edition of Mr. Hodges book will be available for sale and signing.
- Friday, October 12, 2012
- 6:30 pm
Hudson Park Branch Library, 66 Leroy Street