The New York City Cartmen: A Lecture by Graham Hodges
The cartmen—unskilled workers who hauled goods on 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, a stirring street-level account of the growth of New York, made possible by the efforts of the cartmen and other unskilled laborers.
Free; reservations required. RSVP to email@example.com or 212-475-9585. Sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.