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The Resource In pursuit of privilege : a history of New York City's upper class & the making of a Metropolis, Clifton Hood

In pursuit of privilege : a history of New York City's upper class & the making of a Metropolis, Clifton Hood

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In pursuit of privilege : a history of New York City's upper class & the making of a Metropolis
Title
In pursuit of privilege
Title remainder
a history of New York City's upper class & the making of a Metropolis
Statement of responsibility
Clifton Hood
Title variation
Upper class and the making of New York City, since 1753
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Clifton Hood traces the history of the elite class of New York City and the institutions they created in their relentless pursuit of privilege. While they were responsible for the creation of intuitions such as Columbia University, the New York Public Library system, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and provided skilled leadership in eras of immense turmoil, the idea of a privileged class clashes with the American democratic ideal. And, in fact, this upper class clashed with the rising professional class of bankers, lawyers, and other executives who increasingly rose in prestige and power as time rolled on. In Pursuit of Privilege traces the history of this elite class over two centuries, focusing on decades of upheaval and great change (such as the wars of the 1780s, 1860s, 1940s and the urban upheaval in the 1820s and 1970s), and argues the upper class was not born in the Gilded Age, but that the late nineteenth century was one of many periods where the elites wielded great power and influence and profoundly shaped, for better and for worse, the history of New York and America."--Provided by publisher
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PUL
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author
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Hood, Clifton
Dewey number
974.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Upper class
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Rich people
  • Civilization
  • Economic history
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Manners and customs
  • Rich people
  • Upper class
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
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In pursuit of privilege : a history of New York City's upper class & the making of a Metropolis, Clifton Hood
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The upper class is a foreign country -- "The best mart on the continent:" The 1750s and 1760s -- Uncertain adjustments: The 1780s and 1790s -- Immense wealth: The 1820s & beyond -- All for the union: The 1860s -- A dynamic businessmen's aristocracy: The 1890s -- The ways of millionaireville: The 1890s -- Making spaces of their own: The 1940s -- The anti-elitist elite: the 1970s & beyond -- Conclusion: The limits of anti-elitism
Control code
ocn950448545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 488 pages
Isbn
9780231172165
Lccn
2016008163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950448545
Label
In pursuit of privilege : a history of New York City's upper class & the making of a Metropolis, Clifton Hood
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The upper class is a foreign country -- "The best mart on the continent:" The 1750s and 1760s -- Uncertain adjustments: The 1780s and 1790s -- Immense wealth: The 1820s & beyond -- All for the union: The 1860s -- A dynamic businessmen's aristocracy: The 1890s -- The ways of millionaireville: The 1890s -- Making spaces of their own: The 1940s -- The anti-elitist elite: the 1970s & beyond -- Conclusion: The limits of anti-elitism
Control code
ocn950448545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 488 pages
Isbn
9780231172165
Lccn
2016008163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950448545

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