Wilhelm von Knyphausen

Portrait by Artist to Come

QUICK FACTS
BORN:
4 November 1716 at Lütetsburg in Hesse-Cassel
  DIED:
7 December 1800 at Cassel

Portrait to come. See entry in Wikipedia.

 

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One of the most stubborn myths of American history is the idea that the frontier promoted equality of material condition. This national folk legend is, unhappily, ver much mistaken. With some exceptions, landed wealth was always highly concentrated throughout the southern highlands, as it would be in the lower Mississippi Valley, Texas and the far southwest. Inequality was greater in the backcountry and the southern highlands than in any other rural region of the United States.

David Hackett Fischer
Albion′s Seed: Four British Folkways in America (1989)