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

Isenberg, Nancy. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library HN 90 .S6 I84 2016 30775305509649 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0670785970
  • ISBN: 9780670785971
  • Physical Description: xvii, 460 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Social classes > United States > History.
Poor whites > United States > Social conditions > History.
Working class whites > United States > Social conditions > History.

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