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In Pursuit of Privilege: A History of New York City's Upper Class and the… (edició 2016)

de Clifton Hood (Autor)

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"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.… (més)
Membre:GrahamHodges
Títol:In Pursuit of Privilege: A History of New York City's Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis
Autors:Clifton Hood (Autor)
Informació:Columbia University Press (2016), 512 pages
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In Pursuit of Privilege: A History of New York City's Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis de Clifton Hood

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This was a very interesting book on the upper class in New York, particularly New York City from the late 1700's to present day. It gives the history of what they did to make New York the metropolis it is and how they brought new business opportunities and jobs to the state. It also gives you an idea of just how far off they are from the average working joes, and the lack of understanding they have about how the working class lives. I really liked it and will be looking for a finished copy for my history shelves. ( )
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"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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