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The Image Peddler

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Description: The Image Peddler
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Description: American Genre Painting: The Politics of Everyday Life
By 1830, when the population in the twenty-four states of the United States was twelve million people, of whom more than half were women and blacks, a number of white male voices from different social levels declared optimistically that democracy would at last be realized. Many had benefited from the vast expansion of suffrage in the years following the ratification of the Constitution; and more than a few previously humble citizens had risen to positions of economic power. With the triumph of …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.24-59
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00011.005

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