066 Francis J. Grund's Aristocracy in America with Armin Mattes

066 Francis J. Grund's Aristocracy in America with Armin Mattes

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In Jacksonian America, as Grund exposes, the wealthy inhabitants of northern cities and the plantation South may have been willing to accept their poorer neighbors as political and legal peers, but rarely as social equals. In this important work, he thus sheds light on the nature of the struggle between “aristocracy” and “democracy” that loomed so large in early republican Americans’ minds.

Francis J. Grund, a German immigrant, was one of the most influential journalists in America in the ... See More

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