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The Evolution of the American Upper Class – Podcast #34

This episode discusses the evolution of the American upper class from a local and familial to a national and associational community. It describes the nationalization and industrialization of the US in the post-Civil War era.  And it explains the challenges faced by the old WASP establishment leading up to its demise in the 1960s: managerialism, ethno-religious exclusion, and the failure to take up leadership positions in society.

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American Affairs: Rediscovering E. Digby Baltzell’s Sociology of Elites

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