Making the American Aristocracy: Women, Cultural Capital, and High Society in New York City, 1870-1900

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Bibby, Emily Katherine;
(2009)
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Subject: Cultural Capital | Dress | Culture of Aspiration | Culture of Consumption | High Society | New York City | Speech | Posture | Women | Space | Gilded Age

For over three decades, during the height of Gilded Age economic extravagance, the women of New York High Society maintained an elite social identity by possessing, displaying, and cultivating cultural capital. Particularly, High Society women sought to exclude the Nouv... View more
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