THE ENDING OF HEREDITARY AMERICAN FORTUNES by Gustavus Myers

THE ENDING OF HEREDITARY AMERICAN FORTUNES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

After 25 years, Myers returns to the field in which he made himself an authority. Energetic, hardhitting, basing his points on exhaustive factual data, he villifies once again Mammon's ruling class. He traces -- historically -- the rise of primogeniture, the transition to trusts, the eventual necessity of abolishment of hereditary transmission of vested wealth. He attacks the monarchs with the Midas touch, and deals with America's Sixty Families in a more profound and constructive way. Lundberg is a better story-teller. Myers sees his material from the historical and sociological angle.

Publisher: Messner