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The Evolution of Gentility in Eighteenth-Century England and Colonial Virginia

@inproceedings{Nitcholas2000TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Gentility in Eighteenth-Century England and Colonial Virginia},
  author={Mark C. Nitcholas},
  year={2000}
}
This study analyzes the impact of eighteenth-century commercialization on the evolution of the English and southern American landed classes with regard to three genteel leadership qualities--education, vocation, and personal characteristics. A simultaneous comparison provides a clearer view of how each adapted, or failed to adapt, to the social and economic change of the period. The analysis demonstrates that the English gentry did not lose a class struggle with the commercial ranks as much as… Expand
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