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Founding Families of Pittsburgh

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As Pittsburgh and its surrounding area grew into an important commercial and industrial center, a group of families emerged who were distinguished by their wealth and social position. Joseph Rishel studies twenty of these families to determine the degree to which they formed a coherent upper class and the extent to which they were able to maintain their status over time. His analysis shows that Pittsburgh's elite upper class succeeded in creating the institutions needed to sustain a local aristocracy and possessed the ability to adapt its accumulated advantages to social and economic changes.


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Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

Kindle Book

  • Release date: June 12, 2014

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  • ISBN: 9780822972785
  • Release date: June 12, 2014

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780822972785
  • File size: 4571 KB
  • Release date: June 12, 2014

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Kindle Book
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subjects

History Nonfiction

Languages

English

As Pittsburgh and its surrounding area grew into an important commercial and industrial center, a group of families emerged who were distinguished by their wealth and social position. Joseph Rishel studies twenty of these families to determine the degree to which they formed a coherent upper class and the extent to which they were able to maintain their status over time. His analysis shows that Pittsburgh's elite upper class succeeded in creating the institutions needed to sustain a local aristocracy and possessed the ability to adapt its accumulated advantages to social and economic changes.


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