Affichage de 1 message (sur 1 au total)
  • Auteur
  • #46987 Répondre
    Jessica Blom

    White Trash
    The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

    by Nancy Isenberg

    🔥 White Trash – READ MORE 🔥

    • Release date: June 21, 2016
    • Genres: history, sociology, politics, race, economics, historical
    • Format: hardcover, 460 pages
    • Author: Nancy Isenberg
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Awards: J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize Nominee (2017), PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction Nominee for Longlist (2017), Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for History (2016), Andrew Carnegie Medal Nominee for Nonfiction (2017)
    • ISBN: 9780670785971 (0670785970)
    • Language: english

    About The Book

    In her groundbreaking history of the class system in America, extending from colonial times to the present, Nancy Isenberg takes on our comforting myths about equality, uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present, always embarrassing — — if occasionally entertaining — — « poor white trash. »

    The wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds.

    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.

    We acknowledge racial injustice as an ugly stain on our nation’s history. With Isenberg’s landmark book, we will have to face the truth about the enduring, malevolent nature of class as well.

    MP3 White Trash. EPUB book White Trash Nancy Isenberg buy cheap Mac on Book Depository. Online ebook White Trash by Nancy Isenberg read online for iOS on Powells. Paperback ebook White Trash download.

    PDF book White Trash download. Hardcover White Trash Nancy Isenberg on iPad on IndieBound. TXT White Trash read iPhone on Bookshop. FictionBook book White Trash by Nancy Isenberg buy.

    Hardback ebook White Trash by Nancy Isenberg buy for PC. MOBI White Trash on Audible. FB2 ebook White Trash Nancy Isenberg read online. FictionBook book White Trash download on Kindle on Kobo.

Affichage de 1 message (sur 1 au total)
Répondre à : (FB2) White Trash by Nancy Isenberg
Vos informations :