Graduation Year

Spring 2013

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Eric Hughson

Reader 2

Marc Weidenmier

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The study proceeds as follows: section 2 provides an overview of the historical context surrounding the political environment in 1901; section 3 summarizes existing work addressing the relationship between wealth and political influence; section 4 discusses the data used in the study; section 5 presents an empirical analysis; section 6summarizes and discusses the results of the analysis; and section 7 provides concluding remarks.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.