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Baltzell, E. Digby (Edward Digby) 1915-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 224 publications in 3 languages and 6,798 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Other, Honoree, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Compiler
Classifications: HN57, 301.45196074811
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Most widely held works about E. Digby Baltzell
 
Most widely held works by E. Digby Baltzell
The Protestant establishment: aristocracy & caste in America by E. Digby Baltzell( Book )

56 editions published between 1964 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia : two Protestant ethics and the spirit of class authority and leadership by E. Digby Baltzell( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. The author 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. This text 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
Philadelphia gentlemen; the making of a national upper class by E. Digby Baltzell( Book )

49 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philadelphia Gentlemen emphasizes that class is largely a matter of family, whereas an elite is largely a matter of individual achievement. The emphasis in Philadelphia on old classes, in contrast to the emphasis in New York and Boston on individual achievement and elite striving, helps to explain the dramatically different outcomes of ruling class domination in major centers of the Eastern Establishment. In emphasizing class membership or family prestige, the dynamics of industrial and urban life passed by rather than through Philadelphia. As a result, in the race for urban preeminence, Phila
The search for community in modern America by E. Digby Baltzell( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays address how various factors impact upon the modern community, including factories, corporations, churches, universities, the decline of the inner city and the growth of suburbs, and racial issues
Social class and democratic leadership : essays in honor of E. Digby Baltzell( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by E. Digby Baltzell's extensive contributions to the field, this collection of essays addresses changing definitions of class, education for leadership, local tyrannies, the extent to which elites have risen into leadership positions, conditions of upper class maintenance, the contributions of the nation's cities to its democratic culture, the shape of democratic leadership, the role of political parties in fulfilling principles of equality and achievement, and the social (not merely political) meaning of democracy
Sporting gentlemen : men's tennis from the age of honor to the cult of the superstar by E. Digby Baltzell( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of men's tennis from the late 19th century to date
The Protestant establishment revisited by E. Digby Baltzell( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Provided by publisher
Judgment and sensibility : religion and stratification by E. Digby Baltzell( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Provided by publisher
An American business aristocracy by E. Digby Baltzell( Book )

7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PURITAN BOSTON AND QUAKER PHILADELPHIA by E. Digby Baltzell( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendix II Genius, Fame, and Family: Heredity or Environment? -- Appendix III Brahmin Relatives as Leaders and Founders of Towns across the Nation -- Appendix IV A Brief History of Swarthmore College -- Appendix V Law and Science -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Wpa Guide to Philadelphia A Guide to the Nation's Birthplace by Works Progress Administration Federal Writers' Project( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Philadelphia Negro : a social study by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

6 editions published between 1899 and 1969 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1897, a young sociologist who was already marked as a scholar of the highest promise submitted to the American Association of Political and Social Sciences a "plan for the study of the Negro problem." The product of that plan was the first great empirical book on the Negro in American society. William Edward Burghardt DuBois (1868-1963), Ph. D. from Harvard (class of 1890), was given a temporary post as Assistant in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in order to conduct in-depth studies on the Negro community in Philadelphia. The provost of the university was interested and sympathetic, but DuBois knew early on that white interest and sympathy were far from enough. He knew that scholarship was itself a great weapon in the Negro's struggle for a decent life. The Philadelphia Negro was originally published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 1899. One of the first works to combine the use of urban ethnography, social history, and descriptive statistics, it has become a classic work in the social science literature. Both the issues the book raises and the evolution of DuBois's own thinking about the problems of black integration into American society sound strikingly contemporary. Among the intriguing aspects of The Philadelphia Negro are what it says about the author, about race in urban America and about social science at the time, but even more important is the fact that many of DuBois's observations can be made - in fact are being made - by investigators today. In his introduction to this edition, Elijah Anderson traces DuBois's life before his move to Philadelphia. He then examines how the neighborhood studied by DuBois has changed over the years, and he compares the status of blacks today with their status when the book was initially published
The art of Jane Piper : April 30-July 2, 1995 by Jane Piper( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PHILADELPHIA GENTLEMEN : the making of a national upper class by Roger L Geiger( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This proper Philadelphia story starts with the city's golden age at the close of the eighteenth century. It is a classic study of an American business aristocracy of colonial stock with Protestant affiliations as well as an analysis of how fabulously wealthy nineteenth-century family founders in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, supported various exclusive institutions that in the course of the twentieth century produced a national upper-class way of life. But as that way of life became an end of itself, instead of an effort to consolidate power and control, the upper-class outlived its function; this, argues Baltzell, is precisely what took place in the Philadelphia class system. Philadelphia Gentlemen emphasizes that class is largely a matter of family, whereas an elite is largely a matter of individual achievement. The emphasis in Philadelphia on old classes, in contrast to the emphasis in New York and Boston on individual achievement and elite striving, helps to explain the dramatically different outcomes of ruling class domination in major centers of the Eastern Establishment. In emphasizing class membership or family prestige, the dynamics of industrial and urban life passed by rather than through Philadelphia. As a result in the race for urban preeminence, Philadelphia lost precious time and eventually lost the struggle for ruling preeminence as such. When the book initially appeared, it was hailed by The New York Times as "a very, very important book." Writing in the pages of the American Sociological Review, Seymour Martin Lipset noted that "Philadelphia Gentlemen says important things about class and power in America, and says them in ways that will interest and fascinate both sociologists and laymen." And in the American Historical Review, Baltzell's book was identified simply as "a gold mine of information." In short, for sociologists, historians, and those concerned with issues of culture and"--Provided by publisher
The elite and the upper class in metropolitan America ; a study of stratification in Philadelphia by E. Digby Baltzell( )

6 editions published between 1953 and 1975 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Varieties of political expression in sociology by Robert King Merton( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of a slave kidnapped from a West African tribe as a child who, during his voyages and trials in various parts of the world, educated himself and ultimately purchased his freedom
Sociological essays and research; introductory readings by Charles H Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly essays on social issues and conflict
Social mobility and fertility within an elite group by E. Digby Baltzell( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philadelphia gentlemen by E. Digby Baltzell( Book )

2 editions published between 1958 and 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personnel administration : principles and cases by E. Digby Baltzell( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Baltzell, E. Digby 1915-1996

Baltzell, Edward Digby.

Baltzell, Edward Digby 1915-

Baltzell, Edward Digby, 1915-1996

Digby Baltzell, Edward 1915-1996

E. Digby Baltzell American sociologist

E. Digby Baltzell Amerikaans socioloog (1915-1996)

E. Digby Baltzell sociólogo estadounidense

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