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Author Maggor, Noam, 1977- author.

Title Brahmin capitalism : frontiers of wealth and populism in America's first Gilded Age / Noam Maggor
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 284 pages) : illustrations
Contents Anatomy of a crisis -- Cultivating the laissez faire metropolis -- Brahminism goes west -- The contest over the common -- Eastern money and western populism -- The age of reform
Summary Brahmin Capitalism explores the surprisingly dynamic role of established wealth in the rise of modern capitalism in the United States. Far from declining in prosperity and influence, elite Bostonians of illustrious lineage - the quintessential old money families on the American scene - successfully reinvented themselves. Better known as social reformers, philanthropists, and men of letters, these scions of wealth were also astute businessmen with immense financial resources. Venturing far afield from the comforts of the northeast, they painstakingly forged wide-ranging networks of capital, commodity, and labor flows that incorporated large territories in the American West into the economy of the United States. They played a decisive role in the reconstruction of the American economy during the decades after the Civil War, leading the way to the nationally-integrated corporate capitalism of the twentieth century.-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Capitalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Capitalists and financiers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History
Capitalists and financiers -- United States -- History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
Capitalists and financiers.
Economic history.
Regionale Mobilität
Sozialer Wandel
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1865-1918.
West (U.S.) -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
Boston, Mass.
Massachusetts -- Boston.
United States.
West United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674973879