The upper crust; book. Great, old, illustrated book that tells the story of the high society New Yorkers. I most liked reading about the mansions on Fifth Avenue and the costume balls.
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A bread and butter treatment of the upper crust-a perfectly respectable collective portrait which goes back to 1692 when a British Governor Fletcher established a formal society of sorts which would be more firmly structured.
A bread and butter treatment of the upper crust-a perfectly respectable collective portrait which goes back to 1692 when a British Governor Fletcher established a formal society of sorts which would be more firmly structured into a Knickerbocracy by 1800. The first thirty per cent of the book is roughly an acknowledgement of names, mansions, affairs, etc. leading up to the social suzerainty of Caroline Astor, who wore diamonds even on her back, and her social arbiter Ward McAllister. THE UPPER CRUST: An Informal History of New York's Highest Society.
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The upper crust: an informal history of New York's highest society.
Allen Churchill book The Splendor Seekers revd by Robert C Alberts; Churchill's . Much of the content of this work appeared in the author's picture book, The Upper Crust-An Informal History of New York's Highest Society, which appeared in 1970.
Allen Churchill book The Splendor Seekers revd by Robert C Alberts; Churchill's latest in series on Amer soc history deals with great fortune makers of 18501910. It is always possible, however, to find in these rewritings of social history a funny story or two that one has not seen before.
Allen Churchill, The Upper Crust: An Informal History of New York’s Highest Society (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1970), 15. oogle Scholar. Social Register Association, Social Register, New York, 1886–1900 (New York: Social Register Association, 1886–1900). In contrast, only 32 percent of all merchants had joined during the same time period. For the members of the Chamber of Commerce, see Chamber of Commerce, Annual Report (1886). New York: Broadway Books, 2005. Gunther, Max. The Very Rich and How They Got That Way. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1970. Doell, M. Christine Klim. Gardens of the Gilded Age: Nineteenth-Century Gardens and Homegrounds of New York State. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1986. Domestic Architecture of H. T. Lindeberg.
Much modern popular history is mendacious, written with an ideological . Rather, in charge of society at every level. Allen covers Prohibition and the resulting big-city crime, especially Al Capone.
Much modern popular history is mendacious, written with an ideological agenda that deliberately distorts, or omits, or simply lies about, the truth. Allen begins with a great deal of detail about Wilson’s attempts to force America to join the League of Nations. He admits Prohibition sharply reduced alcohol consumption, and resultant pathologies, among the common people, but among the prosperous classes which set the standards of national social behavior, alcohol flowed more freely than ever.