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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 acronym he coined) and predicts with amazing accuracy what will happen when this inbred group is forced to share privilege and power with talented members of minority groups.The book may actually hold more interest today than when it was first published. New generations of readers can resonate all the more to this masterly and beautifully written work that provides sociological understanding of its engrossing subject.-Robert K. Merton, Columbia UniversityThe documentation and illustration in the book make it valuable as social history, quite apart from any theoretical hypothesis. As such, it sketches the rise of the WASP penchant for country clubs, patriotic societies and genealogy. It traces the history of anti-Semitism in America. It describes the intellectual conflict between Social Darwinism and the environmental social science founded half a century ago by men like John Dewey, Charles A. Beard, Thorstein Veblen, Franz Boas and Frederick Jackson Turner. In short, The Protestant Establishment is a wide-ranging, intelligent and provocative book.-Alvin Toffler, New York Times Book ReviewThe Protestant Establishment has many virtues that lift it above the level we have come to expect in works of contemporary social and cultural analysis. It is clearly and convincingly written.-H. Stuart Hughes, New York Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300038187
Author:
Baltzell, E. Digby
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Elite (Social sciences)
Subject:
Social status
Subject:
Wasps
Subject:
United States Social conditions.
Subject:
Elite
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Social classes -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
19870931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1.25 lb

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