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The good rich and what they cost us

Author: Robert F Dalzell
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To understand the problems that vast individual fortunes pose for democratic values, Robert Dalzell presents an intriguing cast of wealthy individuals from colonial times to the present, including George Washington, one of the richest Americans of his day, the "robber baron" John D. Rockefeller, and Oprah Winfrey, for all of whom extreme wealth is inextricably tied to social concerns. In the process Dalzell uncovers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F Dalzell
ISBN: 9780300175592 0300175590
OCLC Number: 785865207
Description: 199 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Paradox --
Robert Keayne's contract with Boston --
George Washington, revolutionary --
The brothers Lawrence --
Rich as Rockefeller --
Heirs --
Successors --
Wealth and American democracy.
Responsibility: Robert F. Dalzell, Jr.

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Americans treasure an open, equal society, yet we also admire those fortunate few who amass riches on a scale that undermines social equality. This book holds up for scrutiny a paradox at the core of  Read more...

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"A fascinating and timely study."--Gordon S. Wood, Brown University --Gordon S. Wood

 
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