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Book Review: Cox On The American Bourgeoisie

Review of Sven Beckert and Julia B. Rosenbaum, Editors, The American Bourgeoisie: Distinction and Identity in the Nineteenth Century. Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History, Palgrave Macillan: New York City, 2011. Reviewed by Nicholas P. Cox University of Houston “Who in the world today, especially in the realm of culture, defends the bourgeoisie?” -Daniel Bell, The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (1976) If Sven Beckert and Julia B. Rosenbaum, editors of The American Bourgeoisie: Distinction and Identity in the Nineteenth Century, do not propose to defend the American bourgeois, then they do at least advocate for a greater scrutiny and recognition Read more