Puritan Boston-Quaker Philadelphia / Edition 1

Puritan Boston-Quaker Philadelphia / Edition 1

by E. Digby Baltzell
     
 

Based on the biographies of some three hundred people in each city, this book shows how such distinguished Boston families as the Adamses, Cabots, Lowells, and Peabodys have produced many generations of men and women who have made major contributions to the intellectual, educational, and political life of their state and nation. At the same time, comparable

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Based on the biographies of some three hundred people in each city, this book shows how such distinguished Boston families as the Adamses, Cabots, Lowells, and Peabodys have produced many generations of men and women who have made major contributions to the intellectual, educational, and political life of their state and nation. At the same time, comparable Philadelphia families such as the Biddles, Cadwaladers, Ingersolls, and Drexels have contributed far fewer leaders to their state and nation. From the days of Benjamin Franklin and Stephen Girard down to the present, what leadership there has been in Philadelphia has largely been provided by self-made men, often, like Franklin, born outside Pennsylvania.

Baltzell traces the differences in class authority and leadership in these two cites to the contrasting values of the Puritan founders of the Bay Colony and the Quaker founders of the City of Brotherly Love. While Puritans placed great value on the "calling" or devotion to one's chosen vocation, Quakers have always placed more emphasis on being a good person than on being a good judge or statesman. Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia presents a provocative view of two contrasting upper classes and also reflects the author's larger concern with the conflicting values of hierarchy and egalitarianism in American history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560008309
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
1,428,487
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.35(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Preface
Ch. 1A Problem Defined1
Pt. IClass Authority and Leadership17
Ch. 2Privileged and Ruling Classes: A Theory of Class Authority and Leadership19
Ch. 3Boston Brahmins and Philadelphia Gentlemen: An Empirical Test31
Pt. IIPuritan and Quaker Patterns of Culture and Their European Roots57
Ch. 4Reformation England: From Brawling Lord to Sober Judge59
Ch. 5The Puritan Revolution and the Rise of Quakerism79
Ch. 6Puritan and Quaker Patterns of Culture: The Theology of Culture92
Pt. IIIThe Colonial Experience: Comparative History107
Ch. 7The Founding of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania109
Ch. 8The Classic Ages of the Two Colonies123
Ch. 9Heresy, Hierarchy, and Higher Education133
Ch. 10Provincial Boston and Cosmopolitan Philadelphia in the Age of Thomas Hutchinson and Benjamin Franklin143
Pt. IVThe Age of Transition177
Ch. 11The Great Generation: Founders of the New Nation179
Ch. 12Philadelphia's Silver Age and Boston's Federalist Family Founders192
Pt. VThe National Experience: Comparative Institutions205
Ch. 13Wealth: The Fertilizer of Family Trees207
Ch. 14Education and Leadership246
Ch. 15Boston and Philadelphia and the American Mind281
Ch. 16Art and Architecture306
Ch. 17The Learned Professions: Law, Medicine, and the Church335
Ch. 18The Governing of Men: Deference and Defiant Democracy369
Pt. VITwo Test Cases415
Ch. 19Catholics in Two Cultures417
Ch. 20Philadelphia Orthodox Quakerism: A Deviant Case Suggests a Rule433
Epilogue453
Appendixes457
Notes517
Bibliography541
Index555

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