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Title:
High society : the history of America's upper class
Author:
Foulkes, Nick,eauthor.
ISBN:
9782759402885
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Physical 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.
Abstract:
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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High Society explores the intrigue of New York's upper class society and culture.