Founding Families Of Pittsburgh: The Evolution Of A Regional Elite 1760-1910 Paperback – July 15, 2005
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"Rishel’s study is thought provoking, well researched, and well written. . . . Likely to become a classic in the study of American class and social mobility."
--American Historical Review
--Journal of American History
--Journal of the Early Republic
From the Back Cover
"Rishel's book is an excellent, highly readable contribution to the literature on Pittsburgh and on the question of elites and social mobility."--Journal of American History
"Traces the evolution of twenty of Pittsburgh's earliest families into an 'identifiable and homogeneous upper class.' Such a study adds to our understanding of the persistence of regional elites of the late revolutionary period through the nineteenth century. . . . Rishel has written a laudably readable book using quantitative analysis and, more importantly, has given us a very interesting look at the elite of a non-seaboard city."--Journal of the Early Republic
- Item Weight : 9.9 ounces
- Paperback : 260 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0822958783
- ISBN-13 : 978-0822958789
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press; 1st edition (July 15, 2005)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,900,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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