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

Author: Nancy Isenberg
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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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Named Person: Weise
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Isenberg
ISBN: 0670785970 9780670785971
OCLC Number: 925398080
Description: xvii, 460 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Fables we forget by --
To begin the world anew. Taking out the trash : waste people in the New World ; John Locke's Lubberland : the settlements of Carolina and Georgia ; Benjamin Franklin's American breed : the demographics of mediocrity ; Thomas Jefferson's rubbish : a curious topography of class ; Andrew Jackson's cracker country : the squatter as common man --
Degeneration of the American Breed. Pedigree and poor white trash : bad blood, half-breeds and clay-eaters ; Cowards, Poltroons, and mudsills : civil war as class warfare ; Thoroughbreds and scalawags : bloodlines and bastard stock in the age of eugenics ; Forgotten men and poor folk : downward mobility and the Great Depression ; The cult of the country boy : Elvis Presley, Andy Griffith, and LBJ's Great Society --
The white trash makeover. Redneck roots : Deliverance, Billy Beer, and Tammy Faye ; Outing Rednecks : slumming, Slick Willie, and Sarah Palin --
America's strange breed : the long legacy of white trash.
Responsibility: Nancy Isenberg.
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"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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