The Library of Congress's description system uses several "subject headings" to describe books about the ruling class:
social stratification • rich people • elite (social sciences) • upper class families • upper class African Americans • social status
In HOLLIS, you can use any of these headings in a Starts With / Browse search to look for books on the topic. See the example below.
Search limits such as these appear on the right-hand side of the HOLLIS screen when you do a search. Most databases provide similar ways to refine a search.