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Title The Protestant Establishment Revisited
Author E. Digby Baltzell
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-07-12
Category Social Science
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9781351475952
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the latter half of the twentieth century, The American upper class has become less like an aristocracy governing and guiding the nation and more like a caste, a privileged and closed body whose contribution to national leadership has steadily declined. This loss of power and authority has been the focus of the work of E. Digby Baltzell, whose 1964 work, The Protestant Establishment, analyzed the fate and function of a predominantly Anglo-Saxon and Protestant upper class in an ethnically and religiously heterogeneous democracy. After 27 years, Baltzell's theory of the structure and function of the establishment remains unique in the literature of class stratification and authority. Baltzell views an open and authoritative establishment as a necessary and desirable part of the process of securing responsible leaders in a democratic society. Such an establishment is the product of upper-class institutions that are open to talented individuals of varying ethnic and social backgrounds. The values of upper-class tradition include an aristocratic ethos emphasizing the duty to lead, as opposed to the snobbish ethos of caste that emphasizes only the right to privilege. Baltzell regards this as a protector of freedom in modern democratic societies, guaranteeing rules of fair play in contests of power and opinion. As Baltzell points out, historically, the alternatives to rule by establishments have been, rule by functionaries and demogogues, neither of which has proven satisfactory in protecting freedoms. As against Marxists, who see hegemony as a social evil, Baltzell, following Tocqueville, sees it as necessary to the well-being of society. Hegemonic establishments give coherence to the social spheres of greatest contest. They do not eliminate conflict, but prevent it from ripping society apart. Baltzell's work provides uncommon insight into the relationship of social class and personal power in contemporary America. This book will be of inte

The Protestant Establishment by Edward Digby Baltzell

Title The Protestant Establishment
Author Edward Digby Baltzell
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 1987-01-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 429
ISBN 0300038186
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 University "The 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 Review "The 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 "What makes Baltzell's analysis of the evolution of the American elite superior to the accounts of earlier writers . . . is that he exposes the connections between high social status and political and economic power."--Dennis H. Wrong, Commentary

Title The Protestant Establishment Revisited
Author Edward Digby Baltzell
Publisher Transaction Pub
Release Date 1999-01-01
Category History
Total Pages 300
ISBN 0765806649
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the latter half of the twentieth century, The American upper class has become less like an aristocracy governing and guiding the nation and more like a caste, a privileged and closed body whose contribution to national leadership has steadily declined. This loss of power and authority has been the focus of the work of E. Digby Baltzell, whose 1964 work, The Protestant Establishment, analyzed the fate and function of a predominantly Anglo-Saxon and Protestant upper class in an ethnically and religiously heterogeneous democracy. After 27 years, Baltzell's theory of the structure and function of the establishment remains unique in the literature of class stratification and authority. Baltzell views an open and authoritative establishment as a necessary and desirable part of the process of securing responsible leaders in a democratic society. Such an establishment is the product of upper-class institutions that are open to talented individuals of varying ethnic and social backgrounds. The values of upper-class tradition include an aristocratic ethos emphasizing the duty to lead, as opposed to the snobbish ethos of caste that emphasizes only the right to privilege. Baltzell regards this as a protector of freedom in modern democratic societies, guaranteeing rules of fair play in contests of power and opinion. As Baltzell points out, historically, the alternatives to rule by establishments have been, rule by functionaries and demogogues, neither of which has proven satisfactory in protecting freedoms. As against Marxists, who see hegemony as a social evil, Baltzell, following Tocqueville, sees it as necessary to the well-being of society. Hegemonic establishments give coherence to the social spheres of greatest contest. They do not eliminate conflict, but prevent it from ripping society apart. Baltzell's work provides uncommon insight into the relationship of social class and personal power in contemporary America. This book will be of interest to sociologists, political scientists, historians of urban life, and American studies specialists.

The Protestant Establishment by E. Digby Baltzell

Title The Protestant Establishment
Author E. Digby Baltzell
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1964
Category
Total Pages 429
ISBN OCLC:932230046
Language English, Spanish, and French
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American Crusades by Jon DePriest

Title American Crusades
Author Jon DePriest
Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date 2018-11-15
Category Political Science
Total Pages 390
ISBN 9781498579858
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book argues that the foundations of America’s foreign policy are distinctly evangelical. It traces the work of evangelical and theologically conservative Americans who linked sacred and secular to secure power in American government, ultimately embedding religious principles in US foreign policy and shaping the ethos of the American people.

The Protestant Establishment by E. Digby Baltzell

Title The Protestant Establishment
Author E. Digby Baltzell
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1981-11
Category
Total Pages 429
ISBN 0374903700
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Between The Times by William R. Hutchison

Title Between the Times
Author William R. Hutchison
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1990-11-30
Category History
Total Pages 344
ISBN 0521406013
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines the American Protestant establishment and its response to the growing pluralism of the first sixty years of the last century.

Title Persistence and Change in the Protestant Establishment
Author Ralph E. Pyle
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date 1996
Category Religion
Total Pages 163
ISBN 0275954870
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sociologist Ralph Pyle discovers that while groups representative of a Protestant establishment have yielded some social, political, and economic power since the 1950s, their influence within American institutions is still proportionally greater than their numbers within the general population.

Title Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia
Author E. Digby Baltzell
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-07-28
Category Social Science
Total Pages 585
ISBN 9781351495332
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Based on the biographies of some three hundred people in each city, this book shows how such distinguished Boston families as the Adamses, Cabots, Lowells, and Peabodys have produced many generations of men and women who have made major contributions to the intellectual, educational, and political life of their state and nation. At the same time, comparable Philadelphia families such as the Biddles, Cadwaladers, Ingersolls, and Drexels have contributed far fewer leaders to their state and nation. From the days of Benjamin Franklin and Stephen Girard down to the present, what leadership there has been in Philadelphia has largely been provided by self-made men, often, like Franklin, born outside Pennsylvania.Baltzell traces the differences in class authority and leadership in these two cites to the contrasting values of the Puritan founders of the Bay Colony and the Quaker founders of the City of Brotherly Love. While Puritans placed great value on the calling or devotion to one's chosen vocation, Quakers have always placed more emphasis on being a good person than on being a good judge or statesman. Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia presents a provocative view of two contrasting upper classes and also reflects the author's larger concern with the conflicting values of hierarchy and egalitarianism in American history.

The Protestant Establishment by Charles E. Silberman

Title The Protestant Establishment
Author Charles E. Silberman
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1964
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:959513751
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Soul of the American University
Author George M. Marsden
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 1996
Category Education
Total Pages 462
ISBN 9780195106503
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explores the decline in religious influence in American universities, discussing why this transformation has occurred.

An Anxious Age by Joseph Bottum

Title An Anxious Age
Author Joseph Bottum
Publisher Image
Release Date 2014-02-11
Category Religion
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780385521468
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We live in a profoundly spiritual age, but not in any good way. Huge swaths of American culture are driven by manic spiritual anxiety and relentless supernatural worry. Radicals and traditionalists, liberals and conservatives, together with politicians, artists, environmentalists, followers of food fads, and the chattering classes of television commentators: America is filled with people frantically seeking confirmation of their own essential goodness. We are a nation desperate to stand of the side of morality--to know that we are righteous and dwell in the light. In An Anxious Age, Joseph Bottum offers an account of modern America, presented as a morality tale formed by a collision of spiritual disturbances. And the cause, he claims, is the most significant and least noticed historical fact of the last fifty years: the collapse of the mainline Protestant churches that were the source of social consensus and cultural unity. Our dangerous spiritual anxieties, broken loose from the churches that once contained them, now madden everything in American life. Updating The Protestant Ethic and the Sprit of Capitalism, Max Weber's sociological classic, An Anxious Age undertakes two case studies of contemporary social classes adrift in a nation without the religious understandings that gave them meaning. Looking at the college-educated elite he calls "the Poster Children," Bottum sees the post-Protestant heirs of the old mainline Protestant domination of culture: dutiful descendants who claim the high social position of their Christian ancestors even while they reject their ancestors' Christianity. Turning to the Swallows of Capistrano, the Catholics formed by the pontificate of John Paul II, Bottum evaluates the early victories--and later defeats--of the attempt to substitute Catholicism for the dying mainline voice in public life. Sweeping across American intellectual and cultural history, An Anxious Age traces the course of national religion and warns about the strange angels and even stranger demons with which we now wrestle. Insightful and contrarian, wise and unexpected, An Anxious Age ranks among the great modern accounts of American culture.

Title The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline
Author Elesha J. Coffman
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2013-04-04
Category Religion
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780199985869
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline offers the first full-length, critical study of The Christian Century, widely regarded as the most influential religious magazine in America for most of the twentieth century and hailed by Time as "Protestantism's most vigorous voice." Elesha Coffman narrates the previously untold story of the magazine, exploring its chronic financial struggles, evolving editorial positions, and often fractious relations among writers, editors, and readers, as well as the central role it played in the rise of mainline Protestantism. Coffman situates this narrative within larger trends in American religion and society. Under the editorship of Charles Clayton Morrison from 1908-1947, the magazine spoke out about many of the most pressing social and political issues of the time, from child labor and women's suffrage to war, racism, and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It published such luminaries as Jane Addams, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Martin Luther King Jr. and jostled with the Nation, the New Republic, and Commonweal, as it sought to enlarge its readership and solidify its position as the voice of liberal Protestantism. But by the 1950s, internal strife between liberals and neo-orthodox and the rising challenge of Billy Graham's evangelicalism would shatter the illusion of Protestant consensus. The coalition of highly educated, theologically and politically liberal Protestants associated with the magazine made a strong case for their own status as shepherds of the American soul but failed to attract a popular following that matched their intellectual and cultural clout. Elegantly written and persuasively argued, The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline takes readers inside one of the most important religious magazines of the modern era.

Antebellum American Culture by David Brion Davis

Title Antebellum American Culture
Author David Brion Davis
Publisher Penn State Press
Release Date 1997-01-03
Category Political Science
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780271075358
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First published in 1979, this volume offers students and teachers a unique view of American history prior to the Civil War. Distinguished historian David Brion Davis has chosen a diverse array of primary sources that show the actual concerns, hopes, fears, and understandings of ordinary antebellum Americans. He places these sources within a clear interpretive narrative that brings the documents to life and highlights themes that social and cultural historians have brought to our attention in recent years. Beginning with the family and the issue of socialization and influence, the units move on to struggles over access to wealth and power; the plight of "outsiders" in an "open" society; and ideals of progress, perfection, and mission. The reader of this volume hears a great diversity of voices but also grasps the unities that survived even the Civil War.

Judgment And Sensibility by E. Digby Baltzell

Title Judgment and Sensibility
Author E. Digby Baltzell
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2018-01-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 313
ISBN 9781351294669
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Judgment and Sensibility is the second volume of the collected essays of E. Digby Baltzell, one of the keenest observers and analysts of America's upper classes since Thorstein Veblen. Spanning four decades of writing, these essays cover a wide range of topics, including contemporary politics, democratic elitism, Puritanism, Judaism, higher education, urbanization, and the U.S. Supreme Court, among others.

Jews In The Protestant Establishment by Richard L. Zweigenhaft

Title Jews in the Protestant Establishment
Author Richard L. Zweigenhaft
Publisher Praeger Publishers
Release Date 1982
Category Elite (Social sciences)
Total Pages 144
ISBN 027590931X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Outsider by Dan Rottenberg

Title The Outsider
Author Dan Rottenberg
Publisher Temple University Press
Release Date 2014-09-22
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 361
ISBN 9781439908419
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Albert M. Greenfield (1887-1967), an ambitious immigrant outsider, was courted for his business acumen by mayors, senators, governors, and presidents, including Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. As this feisty Russian Jew built a business empire that encompassed real estate, stores (including Bonwit Teller and Tiffany's), hotels (including the Ben Franklin and the Bellevue-Stratford), banks, newspapers, transportation companies, and even the Loft Candy Corporation, he challenged the entrenched business elite. Greenfield was also instrumental in bringing both major political conventions to Philadelphia in 1948. In The Outsider, veteran journalist and best-selling author Dan Rottenberg deftly chronicles the astonishing rises, falls, and countless reinventions of this savvy businessman. Greenfield's power allowed him to cross social, religious, and ethnic boundaries with impunity. He alarmed Philadelphia's conservative business and social leaders-Christians and Jews alike-some of whom plotted his downfall. In this engaging account of Greenfield's fascinating life, Rottenberg demonstrates the extent to which one uniquely brilliant and energetic man pushed the boundaries of society's limitations on individual potential. The Outsider provides a microcosmic look at three twentieth-century upheavals: the rise of Jews as a crucial American business force, the decline of America's Protestant establishment, and the transformation of American cities.

Jews In The Protestant Establishment by Richard L. Zweigenhaft

Title Jews in the Protestant Establishment
Author Richard L. Zweigenhaft
Publisher Praeger Pub Text
Release Date 1982-11-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 144
ISBN 027591772X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bobos In Paradise by David Brooks

Title Bobos in Paradise
Author David Brooks
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2010-05-11
Category Social Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781416561736
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Do you believe that spending $15,000 on a media center is vulgar, but that spending $15,000 on a slate shower stall is a sign that you are at one with the Zenlike rhythms of nature? Do you work for one of those visionary software companies where people come to work wearing hiking boots and glacier glasses, as if a wall of ice were about to come sliding through the parking lot? If so, you might be a Bobo. In his bestselling work of "comic sociology," David Brooks coins a new word, Bobo, to describe today's upper class -- those who have wed the bourgeois world of capitalist enterprise to the hippie values of the bohemian counterculture. Their hybrid lifestyle is the atmosphere we breathe, and in this witty and serious look at the cultural consequences of the information age, Brooks has defined a new generation.

An American Business Aristocracy by Edward Digby Baltzell

Title An American Business Aristocracy
Author Edward Digby Baltzell
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011-10-01
Category
Total Pages 444
ISBN 1258215004
Language English, Spanish, and French
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