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Creole gentlemen : the Maryland elite, 1691-1776

Author: Trevor G Burnard
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: New World in the Atlantic world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Trevor Burnard presents a systematic study of the landowners of colonial Chesapeake, providing a glimpse into the lives of 460 of the wealthiest men who lived in Maryland during the period 1691-1776.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor G Burnard
ISBN: 0415931738 9780415931731 0415931746 9780415931748
OCLC Number: 47183445
Description: ix, 278 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Problems and Perspectives: A Picture of the Maryland Elite --
A Gentleman's Competence: The Economic Ambitions of the Maryland Elite --
"A Species of Capital Attached to Certain Mercantile Houses": Elite Debts and the Significance of Credit --
Patriarchy and Affection: The Demography and Character of Elite Families --
Arrows over Time: Elite Inheritance Practices --
The Rule of Gentlemen: Elite Political Involvement --
The Development of Provincial Consciousness: The Formation of Elite Identity --
Conclusion: Toward a History of Elites in the Eighteenth-Century British Empire --
The Creation of the Elite Sample of Wealthy Marylanders.
Series Title: New World in the Atlantic world.
Responsibility: Trevor Burnard.
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Examining the lives of 460 of the wealthiest men from colonial Maryland, Burnard traces the development of this elite from a profit-driven merchant-planter class in the 17th century to genteel  Read more...

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