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

Label
White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America
Title
White trash
Title remainder
the 400-year untold history of class in America
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Isenberg
Title variation
  • 400-year untold history of class in America
  • Four hundred-year untold history of class in America
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Nancy Isenberg reveals that the wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlements to today's hillbillies. 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 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 Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society; they are now offered up as entertainment in reality TV shows, and the label is applied to celebrities ranging from Dolly Parton to Bill Clinton. 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. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, this text upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society - where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility - and forces a nation to face the truth about the enduring, malevolent nature of class
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Isenberg, Nancy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.S6
LC item number
I84 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social classes
  • Poor whites
  • Working class whites
  • Working class whites
  • Poor whites
  • Social classes
Label
White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America, Nancy Isenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published with a new preface in Penguin Books 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : fables we forget by -- Part I. 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 -- Part II. 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 -- Part III. The white trash makeover ; Redneck roots : 'Deliverance', Billy Beer, and Tammy Faye -- Outing rednecks : slumming, Slick Willie, and Sarah Palin -- Epilogue: America's strange breed : the long legacy of white trash
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxix, 462 pages
Isbn
9780670785971
Lccn
2017301116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)964501874
  • (OCoLC)ocn964501874
Label
White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America, Nancy Isenberg
Publication
Note
"Published with a new preface in Penguin Books 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : fables we forget by -- Part I. 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 -- Part II. 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 -- Part III. The white trash makeover ; Redneck roots : 'Deliverance', Billy Beer, and Tammy Faye -- Outing rednecks : slumming, Slick Willie, and Sarah Palin -- Epilogue: America's strange breed : the long legacy of white trash
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxix, 462 pages
Isbn
9780670785971
Lccn
2017301116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)964501874
  • (OCoLC)ocn964501874

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