Palladium Podcast 71: The Rise and Fall of the WASPs

Christopher De Coro/Statue of Nathan Hale gifted to Yale College by alumni in 1914, New Haven

Charles Coulombe joins Ash Milton to discuss the rise and fall of the WASP ruling class, which he also covered in Palladium 04. America’s upper class went from disparate networks of families to a national elite in only a few generations. Then, they lost it all. Topics include the WASPs’ intentional cultivation of their internal culture, the decay of their ideologies and institutions, and more.

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