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Ruling America

A History of Wealth and Power in a Democracy

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PAPERBACK

$30.50 • £24.95 • €27.50

ISBN 9780674017474

Publication Date: 04/15/2005

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384 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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  • Introduction [Steve Fraser and Gary Gerstle]
  • 1. The Dilemmas of Ruling Elites in Revolutionary America [Gary J. Kornblith and John M. Murrin]
  • 2. The “Slave Power” in the United States, 1783–1865 [Adam Rothman]
  • 3. Merchants and Manufacturers in the Antebellum North [Sven Beckert]
  • 4. Gilded Age Gospels [David Nasaw]
  • 5. The Abortive Rule of Big Money [Alan Dawley]
  • 6. The Managerial Revitalization of the Rich [Jackson Lears]
  • 7. The Foreign Policy Establishment [Godfrey Hodgson]
  • 8. Conservative Elites and the Counterrevolution against the New Deal [Michael Lind]
  • Coda: Democracy in America [Steve Fraser and Gary Gerstle]
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Index

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