GROUP PROJECT #3: The Power ofWealth and PrivilegeYour team needs to read bothWealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich by Kevin Phillips and The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges--and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates by Daniel Golden (listed under optional texts). How did America’s rich get that way? How do they stay rich? What does this tell us about social mobility in the United States? You will present your findings to the class in a 15-20 minute presentation on Thursday October 14 and turn in a 6-9 page report that day. Your grade will be based on the following criteria:•Basic points of the two books: be sure to include a basic discussion of what the two books are about. What do they tell us about how wealthy Americans got to be rich (and stay rich)? The American class structure and social mobility?
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Marger, Kevin Phillips, American class structure, Daniel Golden