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Author Goodfriend, Joyce D., author

Title Who should rule at home? : confronting the elite in British New York City / Joyce D. Goodfriend
Published Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2017
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Contents The pan-ethnic elite and the problem of cultural authority -- The indigestible Dutch -- The crystallization of an anti-Dutch narrative -- From nation to linguistic community -- Pious commoners -- George Whitefield awakens New Yorkers -- Becoming religious consumers -- Defiant dependents -- Master of the house? -- Attached to the household -- Sabotaging the civilizers -- Tipping the cultural scales
Summary This work argues that the high-ranking gentlemen who figure so prominently in most accounts of New York City's evolution from 1664, when the English captured the small Dutch outpost of New Amsterdam, to the eve of American independence in 1776 were far from invincible and that the degree of cultural power they held has been exaggerated.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject British -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century.
Social classes -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016039365
ISBN 150170804X (electronic bk.)
9781501708046 (electronic bk.)