The lost tradition of economic equality in America, 1600-1870 / Daniel R. Mandell
- Mandell, Daniel R., 1956-
- Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- xii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- English origins -- Indians and Anglo-American egalitarianism -- Revolutionary ideologies and regulations -- Wealth and power in the early republic -- Raising republican children -- Clashes over America's political economy -- Separating property and polity -- Reviving the tradition -- Reconstruction and the rejection of economic equality.
- "This book chronicles the decline of the American foundational idea that a relative equality of wealth for citizens is essential to a well-functioning republican government. The author explains how egalitarianism gave way over time to an acceptance of economic disparity and hierarchy as a social reality in American society. The book provides a historical perspective on the gap between rich and poor that characterizes the contemporary United States"--
- 9781421437118 hardcover and 1421437112 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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