The Making of an American Thinking Class: Intellectuals & Intelligentsia in Puritan Massachusetts
Publish date: October 25th 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
Staloff’s thesis is that Puritan Massachusetts was run by an alliance of intellectuals (ministers, the producers of culture) and intelligentsia (magistrates, who administered culture through politics). The basis of their shared power he names cultural dominance, which he says is built on four princi...