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The Resource White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America, Nancy Isenberg

White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America, Nancy Isenberg

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White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America
Title
White trash
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the 400-year untold history of class in America
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Nancy Isenberg
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Language
eng
Summary
Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society--where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics--a widely popular movement embraced by Theodore Roosevelt that targeted poor whites for sterilization. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ's Great Society; they haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty. Marginalized as a class, white trash have always been at or near the center of major political debates over the character of the American identity
Summary
"A history of the class system in America from the colonial era to the present illuminates the crucial legacy of the underprivileged white demographic, citing the pivotal contributions of lower-class white workers in wartime, social policy, and the rise of the Republican Party,"--NoveList
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New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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10494679
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BT
Dewey number
305.50973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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adult
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the 400--year untold history of class in America
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White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America, Nancy Isenberg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-446) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Fables we forget by -- Part I: To being the world anew -- Part II: Degeneration of the American Breed -- Part III: The White Trash makeover -- Epilogue
Control code
20653767
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 460 pages
Isbn
9780670785971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn925398080
Label
White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America, Nancy Isenberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-446) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Fables we forget by -- Part I: To being the world anew -- Part II: Degeneration of the American Breed -- Part III: The White Trash makeover -- Epilogue
Control code
20653767
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 460 pages
Isbn
9780670785971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn925398080

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