Table of contents for Ruling America : a history of wealth and power in a democracy / edited by Steve Fraser & Gary Gerstle.

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   Introduction                                     I
   Steve Fraser and Gary Gerstle

1 The Dilemmas of Ruling Elites in Revolutionary
   America                                            27
   GaryJ. Kornblith andJohn M. Murrin

2 The "Slave Power" in the United States, 1783-1865   64
   Adam Rothman

3 Merchants and Manufacturers in the
   Antebellum North                                   92
   Sven Beckert

4 Gilded Age Gospels                                  123
   David Nasaw

5 The Abortive Rule of Big Money                      149
   Alan Dawley

6 The Managerial Revitalization of the Rich       I81
   Jackson Lears

7 The Foreign Policy Establishment                    215
    Godfrey Hodgson

8 Conservative Elites and the Counterrevolution
    against the New Deal                              250
    Michael Lind

Coda: Democracy in America                        286
Steve Fraser and Gary Gerstle

Notes                                             295
Acknowledgments                                   349
Contributors                                      351
Index                                             355


Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Elite (Social sciences) United States History, Social classes Political aspects United States History, Power (Social sciences) United States History, Democracy United States