Please wait while we complete your search...
Please wait while we complete your search...
Accessibility Options
Site search
  • Return to previous
  • Page

Settling the Bill

Image details
Description: Settling the Bill
Related content: Chapters (1) Images (177)

Select a chapter below to view this image within the text.

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

Note: Some of the images of artworks presented on this platform were not sourced from the original print publication. However, in order to preserve the scholarly record of the print publication, all original image captions and credit lines have been retained on the platform. Learn more about our image policies.

Loading image