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The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America

☆ The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America ↠ Edward Digby Baltzell ☆ The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America ↠ Edward Digby Baltzell - The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America, The Protestant Establishment Aristocracy and Caste in America This classic account of the traditional upper class in America traces its origins lifestyles and political and social attitudes from the time of Theodore Roosevelt to that of John F Kennedy Sociolog

  • Title: The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America
  • Author: Edward Digby Baltzell
  • ISBN: 9780300038187
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback

☆ The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America ↠ Edward Digby Baltzell, The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America, Edward Digby Baltzell, The Protestant Establishment Aristocracy and Caste in America This classic account of the traditional upper class in America traces its origins lifestyles and political and social attitudes from the time of Theodore Roosevelt to that of John F Kennedy Sociologist E Digby Baltzell describes the problems of exclusion and prejudice within the community of white Anglo Saxon Protestants or WASPs an

The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America

☆ The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America ↠ Edward Digby Baltzell ☆ The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America ↠ Edward Digby Baltzell - The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America, The Protestant Establishment Aristocracy and Caste in America This classic account of the traditional upper class in America traces its origins lifestyles and political and social attitudes from the time of Theodore Roosevelt to that of John F Kennedy Sociolog The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America

  • ☆ The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America ↠ Edward Digby Baltzell
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The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America

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  1. This is a ground breaking work on the rise and fall of the Protestant elites in the USA Baltzell, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennyslvania, was himself a member of an old Philadelphian Episcopalian family, and defended the need for an aristocracy in a democracy.Baltzell was alarmed by the descent of the White Anglo Saxon Protestant , or WASP a term he popularized but did not invent , from an elite into a closed caste The WASP establishment would not allow achieving Jews, Cathol [...]


  2. I first read this book in 1968 it was written in 1964 for a poli sci course It never left me I would return to it periodically over the years as our country evolved, change, morphed into the future And now, as in the past, became reactionary America was founded by a basis of ideas and ideals that became the very constitution of our country, insuring equality for all In the course of over 200 years, we have reverted to racism, antisemitism and hatred several times, never really being equal, but [...]


  3. A weaker book than I had hoped Baltzell hinges his argument on a a thin Tocqueville quotation, claiming that a society s elite must be meritocratic, and open to all men of talent Fine and good, but his subsequent discussion does little to expand on this, leaning heavily on anecdote and with what seems to me an sociologically inappropriate emphasis on the Jews, whose relationship to the WASP elite in America is fairly atypical I don t think his argument is incorrect, exactly, and a few years ago [...]


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