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WASPS and the American Aristocracy

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Title: WASPS and the American Aristocracy

Description: Today we are joined by author Michael Knox Beran to discuss the fascinating story of a group of people who are incredibly important to understand how the United States was formed and grew, the WASPs. White Anglo Saxon Protestants or WASPs for short established institutions and frameworks that helped America grow and thrive as a country in arts, government and education. Michael Knox Beran will lead us through the rise and fall of this interesting and obscure group of Americans.

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October 14, 2021
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Scott Rank is the host of the History Unplugged Podcast and a PhD in history who specialized in the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey. Before going down the academic route he worked as a journalist in Istanbul. He has written 12 history books on topics ranging from lost Bronze Age civilizations to the Age of Discovery. Some of his books include The Age of Illumination: Science, Technology, and Reason in the Middle Ages and History’s 9 Most Insane Rulers.. Learn more about him by going to
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