A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the
18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling
elites has vanished.
From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement,
Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and
economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and
political preferment were treated as obnoxious and a threat to
democracy. Mass movements envisioned a new world... more...