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The Perennial Philadelphians: The Anatomy of an American Aristocracy (Pennsylvania Paperbacks)

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The Perennial Philadelphians tells the story of the city's inherited aristocracy--of Wanamakers and Drexels, of Biddles and Cadwaladers. Drawing on history, genealogy, politics, economics, the fine arts, private diaries, and the impressions and anecdotes of myriad living witnesses, Nathaniel Burt paints a fascinating portrait of Old Philadelphians. He traces the succession of a dynasty of doctors or lawyers, explores the country club scene, and takes us to regattas on the Schuylkill, fox hunts in Radnor, and horse shows in Devon. First published in 1963, this classic text has lost none of its timeliness. An adept social commentator, Burt cuts aside the centuries-old protective coloration in which Old Philadelphians have wrapped themselves, and reveals who these people are and how they manage to perpetuate themselves from generation to generation.

Synopsis:

E. B. White once said, only places that are a bit decadent are pleasant to live in. Charm, especially Philadelphia charm, wouldn't be the same without the tinge of decadence found in the lives of Philadelphia's upper class.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 604-608) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812216936
Foreword:
Moss, Roger W.
Author:
Moss, Roger W.
Author:
Burt, Nathaniel
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia, Pa. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Upper class
Subject:
Philadelphia
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Philadelphia (Pa.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Upper class -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject:
Americana-General
Series:
Pennsylvania Paperbacks
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9.25x6.12x1.61 in. 2.20 lbs.

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