Part 1, Chapter 1
• Mid 18th century colonial America still believed order and stability stemmed from the monarchy.
• Englishmen in the colonies and in England prided themselves on their freedom and rights as compared to European countries.
• Religion in colonial America advocated and supported the crown's authority.
• Hierarchical inequality was considered inevitable and positive.
• Colonial wealth is more equally distributed because there is no modern base or solidarity of occupation.
Part 1, Chapter 2
• In colonial America there originally existed the traditional delineation between gentlemen and commoners, where commoners were considered inferior and accepted their status.
• Commoners engaged in physical labor and were expected to be frugal, while gentlemen lived on income derived from the management (by another) of their estates and lived luxuriously.
• The traditional hierarchy promoted the voluntary humility of the masses and the praise of the elite for their condescension.
Part 1, Chapter 3
• The hierarchical society is likened to the...
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