Preface: Remembrance of Things Past * From Oligarchy To Democracy Plutocracy in Politics Under the Limited Franchise Plutocracy in Politics in the Era of Democratization Self-Restraint in the Social Life of the Plutocracy * Plutocracy And Society Under Democratic Conditions From Direct to Indirect Political Control Origins, Status, and Economic Activities Education, Social and Philanthropic Activities Self-Indulgence in Social Life * Politicians Under Democratic Conditions Federal Office-Holders State Office-Holders Municipal Office-Holders * Plutocracy And Insecurity The Moralization of Social Life in Response to Protest Political Reactions to Crises General Perspectives.
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This study of plutocracy and politics in New York City in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries poses the following central questions: What have been the consequences of the relatively rapid democratization in America for activities and attitudes of the wealthy classes and what transformations have occurred in the political and social attitudes of the wealthier classes as a result of the increasing lower-class pressures? Gabriel Almond conducted the research for his University of Chicago dissertation in 19351936 in New York City. The Great Depression supplied the background events and themes. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780813399836 20160528