Inheritance and Wealth in America

  • Robert K. MillerJr.
  • Stephen J. McNamee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Robert K. Miller Jr., Stephen J. McNamee
    Pages 1-22
  3. Ronald Chester
    Pages 23-43
  4. Paul L. Menchik, Nancy A. Jianakoplos
    Pages 45-59
  5. Barry W. Johnson, Martha Britton Eller
    Pages 61-90
  6. Joan R. Gundersen
    Pages 91-118
  7. Remi P. Clignet
    Pages 119-137
  8. Peter Dobkin Hall, George E. Marcus
    Pages 139-171
  9. Jeffrey P. Rosenfeld
    Pages 173-191
  10. Stephen J. McNamee, Robert K. Miller Jr.
    Pages 193-213
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 215-226

About this book


Inheritance and Wealth in America is a superb collection of original essays, written in nontechnical language by experts in sociology, economics, anthropology, history, law, and other disciplines. Notable chapters provide - an outstanding interpretative history of inheritance in American legal thought - a critical review of the literature on the economics of inheritance at the household and societal levels - a superb history of Federal taxation of wealth transfers, and - a sociological examination of inheritance and its role in class reproduction and stratification. This groundbreaking work is of value to any researcher dealing with the transmission of wealth and privilege across generations.


Generation Nation economics production social change sociology taxation

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert K. MillerJr.
    • 1
  • Stephen J. McNamee
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North Carolina at WilmingtonWilmingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1933-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1931-1
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