Eighteenth-century Baltimore was a traditional society--aristocratic, personal, and private. New social groups appeared with new ideas, values, institutions, and social controls, and the community adapted in various ways. The industrial revolution standardized social processes and made them a matter of public concern, providing the basis for the new, nineteenth-century public society--one that was more democratic, less personal, and functionally modern.
Originally published 1980.
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