Free land was depicted as a means of attracting the excessive eastern population westward, and, as a result, bringing about higher wages and better working conditions for the laboring man in the eastern industrial areas. For many years the public domain had been regarded as the safety valve of the American political and economic order. (Bronstein, 1999).
Evans was a publisher, and the editor of a series of radical newspapers including: Workingman's Advocate (1829-36, 1844-45), The Man (1834), The Radical (1841-43), The People's Rights (1844), and Young America (1845-49). He also spent the period 1837-41, and the period after 1848, on his farm in New Jersey (Lause, 2005). George Henry Evans died in 1855.
Jonathan A. Glickstein, American Exceptionalism, American Anxiety: Wages, Competition, and Degraded Labor in the Antebellum United States.(book review)(Book Review)
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