In Pursuit of Privilege: A History of New York City's Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis

In Pursuit of Privilege: A History of New York City's Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis

by Clifton Hood

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231172165
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/08/2016
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 778,931
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Clifton Hood is professor of history at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is the author of 722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York (1993), and his work has appeared in the Journal of Urban History, Journal of Social History, Reviews in American History, and the New York Times.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Upper Class Is a Foreign Country
1. "The Best Mart on the Continent": The 1750s and 1760s
2. Uncertain Adjustments: The 1780s and 1790s
3. Wealth: The 1820s and Beyond
4. All for the Union: The 1860s
5. A Dynamic Businessman's Aristocracy: The 1890s
6. The Ways of Millionaireville: The 1890s
7. Making Spaces of Their Own: The 1940s
8. The Antielitist Elite: The 1970s and Beyond
Conclusion: The Limits of Antielitism
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations for Selected Manuscript Sources
Notes
Index

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