The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

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The Rich Getting Richer in the Gilded Age

Sven Beckert. The Monied Metropolis: New York City and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeoisie, 1850–1896. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. xv + 492 pp. Illustrations, notes, and index, $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-521-79039-5; $22.00 (paper), ISBN 0-521-52410-5.

Dan Rottenberg. The Man Who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. xvii + 262 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index, $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-81-223626-2.

Jon Sterngass

Jon Sterngass is author of First Resorts: Pursuing Pleasure in Saratoga Springs, Newport, and Coney Island (2001). More importantly, he's the husband of Karen Weltman and the father of Eli and Aaron Sterngass.