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A list of key readings about WASP.
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About the term "WASP"

  • Allen, Irving Lewis. Unkind Words: Ethnic Labeling from Redskin to Wasp (1990) online edition
  • Norri, Juhani. "Labelling of Derogatory Words in Some British and American Dictionaries," International Journal of Lexicography (2000) 13(2):71-106, discusses WASP and other derogatory words. abstract online

About the social category

  • Cookson, Peter W.; Persell, Caroline Hodges. Preparing for Power: America's Elite Boarding Schools (1985) online edition
  • Davidson, James D.; Pyle, Ralph E.; Reyes, David V.: "Persistence and Change in the Protestant Establishment, 1930-1992"; Social Forces, Vol. 74, No. 1. (September., 1995), pp. 157-175.
  • Kaufmann, Eric P. The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America (2004), scholarly study by sociologist excerpt and text search
  • Kilmer, Joyce. "Our Humor Is Not Anglo-Saxon; T. A. Daly Says it Is 60 per Cent. Celtic; Says Poe Copied Mangan;- Praises "Mr. Dooley" New York Times August 15, 1915, Sunday Magazine Page SM7,
  • Konolige, Kit, and Frederica Konolige. The Power of Their Glory: America's Ruling Class, the Episcopalians (1978).
  • Longstreth, W. Thacher, and Dan Rottenberg. Main Line Wasp: The Education of Thacher Longstreth (1990) excerpt and text search
  • King, Florence. WASP, Where is Thy Sting? (1977)
  • Pyle, Ralph E. Persistence and Change in the Protestant Establishment (1996)
  • Salk, Susanna. A Privileged Life: Celebrating Wasp Style (2007)
  • Schrag, Peter. The Decline of the WASP (1970)