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Riches, Class, and Power: The United States Before the Civil War

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Until publication of Riches, Classes, and Power, Alexis de Tocquerville's vision of the United States as a generally egalitarian nation predominated. While historians might quarrel about the social sources of egalitarianism, they did not dispute the soundness of the basic model; and Tocqueville's vision clearly dominated American's sense of itself as well. A ...more
Paperback, 401 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Transaction Publishers (first published 1973)
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A thought-provoking and well-researched book that directly challenges the assumptions so commonly made about the "Age of Egalitarianism."
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