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About American aristocracy and how the Livingston family of New York fits in it as a representative of colonial and mercantile America's upper class


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More than any other American family, Livingston was the example of an aristocracy, which stubbornly resisted the populist ideas, spread through the American Revolution. Not only did this aristocracy resist, it also became the guiding class, to which Americans, rich and poor, aspired. The Livingstons, as representatives of American aristocracy, give us a key to understand this  ...

 

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