GOTTSCHALK, LOUIS. Lafayette and the Close of the American Revolution. Pp. xiii, 458. Chicago: University of Chi cago Press, 1942. $4.50

Date01 November 1942
Published date01 November 1942
Subject MatterArticles
action, a standard of living, and organiza-
material and other sociologically useful in-
tions common to the group.&dquo; All of these
formation is included. In the reviewer’s
&dquo;differentiate them [i.e., the particular
opinion, the title is overly ambitious and
group of persons] from other functional
hence misleading for a work of special sig-
groups in society.&dquo;
(Pp. 61, 196.)
nificance. While the author has in no way
In the first three chapters, concerned
destroyed the pertinence or the usefulness
with social classes in primitive societies and
of other conceptions, he has contributed a
the external and internal influences in the
valuable viewpoint and treatment to the
formation of classes, a general anthropo-
theory of social classes.
logical and historical foundation is laid for
the main treatment. The next ten chapters
University of Nebraska
(of a total of fifteen) deal almost entirely
with social (largely occupational) classes
GOTTSCHALK, LOUIS. Lafayette and the
in New Haven-their history, their forma-
Close of the American Revolution. Pp.
tion, and specifically their divergent atti-
xiii, 458. Chicago: University of Chi-
tudes, folkways, organizations, and institu-
cago Press, 1942. $4.50.
tions. While occasional reference is made
With this volume the author completes
to public service employees, dealers and
the third of a series on Lafayette’s youth
proprietors, white-collar workers, profes-
and the liberalizing effects of the years he
sionals, business executives, and four cate-
spent in aiding the American Revolution.
gories of wage earners (artisans, factory
This last volume covers the narrative of
workers, common laborers, and domestic
his activities from 1779 to 1783, beginning
and professional servants), the discussion
with his return from America to present
mainly resolves itself into that of two gen-
to the French Government the plan of the
eralized groups, the wage earners and the
Continental Congress for...

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