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Wealth, Status, and Power Before 1914

Youssef Cassis

in Big Business

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780198296065
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596056 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198296061.003.0008
 Wealth, Status, and Power Before 1914

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The pre‐1914 years were the formative years, the years of big business social and political apprenticeship, the period during which accumulated wealth translated into social status and political influence. Ch. 8 compares the socio‐political position reached by the British, French, and German business leaders at the beginning of the twentieth century. A specific configuration had already emerged, though it was still to evolve in the course of the century.

Keywords: Britain; business leaders; France; Germany; political influence; social status

Chapter.  10558 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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