Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia Paperback

by E.Digby Baltzell;

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Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia

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Based on the biographies of some three hundred people in each city, this book shows how such distinguished Boston families as the Adamses, Cabots, Lowells, and Peabodys have produced many generations of men and women who have made major contributions to the intellectual, educational, and political life of their state and nation. At the same time, comparable Philadelphia families such as the Biddles, Cadwaladers, Ingersolls, and Drexels have contributed far fewer leaders to their state and nation. From the days of Benjamin Franklin and Stephen Girard down to the present, what leadership there has been in Philadelphia has largely been provided by self-made men, often, like Franklin, born outside Pennsylvania. Baltzell traces the differences in class authority and leadership in these two cites to the contrasting values of the Puritan founders of the Bay Colony and the Quaker founders of the City of Brotherly Love. While Puritans placed great value on the "calling" or devotion to one's chosen vocation, Quakers have always placed more emphasis on being a good person than on being a good judge or statesman. Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia presents a provocative view of two contrasting upper classes and also reflects the author's larger concern with the conflicting values of hierarchy and egalitarianism in American history.

Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia by E.Digby Baltzell was published by Transaction Publishers in January 1996. The ISBN for Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia is 9781560008309.

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Details for Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherTransaction Publishers (January 1996)
Edition2nd Revised edition
Number of Pages608
Thickness34 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1200152
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