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

Author: Nancy Isenberg
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. ©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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Isenberg
ISBN: 9780143129677 0143129678 9780670785971 0670785970
OCLC Number: 994407964
Notes: "Published with a new preface in Penguin Books 2017"--Verso de la page de titre.
Description: xxix, 462 pages : illustrations ; 22 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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"Formidable and truth-dealing...necessary." - The New York Times"This eye-opening investigation into our country's entrenched social hierarchy is acutely relevant." -O Magazine"A gritty and sprawling Read more...

 
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