Revisiting “Revisiting ‘A Visit From St. Nicholas’”

The following is work I recently completed for my American Cultural History course.  It is a criticism of historiographical reductionism based in conceptions of collective action rather than Austrian methodological individualism…Enjoy!
The “Market Revolution” is an historiographical concept often used to explain practically every change in American life during the Jacksonian period (1815-1845).  Historian Christopher Clark defines the Market Revolution as follows:  “the creation of a national market [leading] to the coordination over long distances of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods of all kinds, so that families and individuals throughout the [country] were drawn into the various facets of [...]