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High society : the history of America's upper class

Author: Nick Foulkes
Publisher: New York, NY : Assouline, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Full of insight & nostalgia, this book explores the intrigue of New York's upper-class society & culture, unraveling Manhattan's past. Starting with the early 17th century & leading up to the prosperous present, stories of residents that have made & make up Manhattan's lavish citizenry are woven with important moments of the era.
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Foulkes
ISBN: 9782759402885 2759402886
OCLC Number: 299582900
Description: 163 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Social origins: the evolution of class --
The leisure class: theater, balls, and millionaires --
Grand dames and the Gilded Age --
New century, new fortune --
Speakeasies, wrecking balls, and the Park Avenue apartment --
A woman's place --
Society's swans --
The sixties: society swings --
The roaring eighties --
Old money, new money.
Responsibility: Nick Foulkes.

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