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American Middle Class

What led to the emergence of an American middle class? How did the structure and nature of the family change with this emergence?

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As capitalism began to emerge and expand in the United States, so did a new social class of people known as the middle class. These people are usually better educated than the working class, in a higher position (such as a manager, doctor, or lawyer), and earn more money putting them ...

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