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The American Bourgeoisie: Distinction and Identity in the Nineteenth Century
What precisely constitutes an American bourgeoisie? Scholars have grappled with the question for a long time. Economic positions—the ownership of capital, for instance—most obviously define this group but cannot explain the emergence of shared identities or the capacity for collective action: after all, economic interests frequently drove capital-rich Americans apart as th ...more
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published January 1st 2010)
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