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The Book of White Trash

by Laraine Shape

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  • 13 Currently reading

Published by CCC Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Comics & Cartoons,
  • General,
  • Humor

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9394421M
    ISBN 101576440265
    ISBN 109781576440261

      Isenberg examines some surprising sources of these early stereotypes of white trash, such as Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (), in which the author “described poor whites as a degenerate class, prone to crime, immorality, and ignorance.” From the eugenics movement to the rise of the proud redneck Author: Nancy Isenberg. White Trash claims it will tell “The year untold history of class in America”. Instead, the book relays the year history the ways in which poor-whites have been derogated in America, but largely omits the origin of the white lower class.

    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.;. WHITE TRASH the Year of Class in America by Isenberg, Nancy and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

    White trash, redneck, clay eater, cracker. This is only a partial list of all the sneering names developed over hundreds of years to stigmatize poor white people in the United States. In her new book White Trash: The Year History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg traces the evolution of language, perception and public policy behind this.   Buy a cheap copy of White Trash: The Year Untold History book by Nancy Isenberg. Free shipping over $Cited by:


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In her groundbreaking bestselling history of the class system in America, Nancy Isenberg, co-author of The Problem of Democracy, takes on our comforting myths about equality, uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present, always embarrassing—if occasionally entertaining—poor white by: Writer Michael Berube's memoir of life in a s trailer park in Bayonne, New Jersey, is well-written and touching; and University of Southern California film professor Constance Penley's disquisition on white trash pornography, entitled "Crackers and Whackers" is bound to raise eyebrows/5(6).

White Trash by Nancy Isenberg is quite an eye opener. This is a year US history lesson that states class has been with us since the Mayflower landed. I thought the British sent all their convicts to Australia to colonize, but I had little clue that the same happened in America/5(K).

About White Trash. The New York Times Bestseller, with a new preface from the author “This estimable book rides into the summer doldrums like rural electrification It deals in the truths that matter.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times “This eye-opening investigation into our country’s entrenched social hierarchy is acutely relevant.”.

The author largely identifies "white trash" as a Southern phenomenon (the urban poor are not part of the society surveyed) but provides an astonishingly wide and copious canvas by describing the ways "white trash" appeared or were seen as individuals of concern in popular culture, political rhetoric, scientific theories, pseudoscientific policies, and literature/5(10).

In her New York Times–bestselling book White Trash: The Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg explores the role of poor, rural Brand: Worth Books. "With characteristically deep research and provocative insights, Nancy Isenberg reveals the pivotal role of the white poor in American history.

From John Locke's plans for the colonies to twentieth century eugenics, from the rise of Andrew Jackson to the modern Republican party, White Trash will change the way we think about our past and present.". N ancy Isenberg has produced, in White Trash: The Year Untold History of Class in America, a dreadfully stupid and lazy book.

It is badly written, poorly conceived, and incompetently executed. Behind her stands a snarling white girl, described by Nancy Isenberg in her new book, White Trash: The Year Untold History of Class in America, as “the face of white trash.

Ignorant. Apparently, white trash has existed in the U.S. since settlers first came to the U.S back in the s. They were given the worst land, often relegated to swamps, and considered a commodity much like a piece of machinery to be bought and sold by the privileged property owners/5(K).

Summary of White Trash by Nancy Isenberg | Includes Analysis Preview: White Trash by historian Nancy Isenberg is a riveting chronicle of class in America as explored through the role and the plight of the white underclass from the days of colonial settlers to the present.

The epithet that subsumes them all, to borrow the title of Nancy Isenberg’s formidable and truth-dealing new book, is white trash. WHITE TRASH The Year Untold History of Class in America By Nancy Isenberg Illustrated.

Viking. $ No line about class in the United States is. The Ewell family in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” () may be American literature’s purest distillation of white trash, Isenberg writes, emblematic of how “ ‘redneck’ had Author: Carlos Lozada.

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 /5(). 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/5(96). OFFICIAL BOOK DESCRIPTION: 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.

As Nancy Isenberg describes in her new book, White Trash: The Year Untold History of Class in America, one question that polite American society has always asked itself is whether poor whites can really be considered white (or even truly human).

Usually, the answer has been that the people whom the upper classes have alternately called offscourings, bogtrotters, clay-eaters, swamp people, mudsills. In this landmark book, Nancy Isenberg argues that the voters who boosted Trump all the way to the White House have been a permanent part of the American fabric, and reveals how the wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlements to today's hillbillies.

Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over /5(). White Trash: The Year Untold History of Class in America is a work of non-fiction by historian and scholar Nancy Isenberg about the hidden history of class and poverty in America.

Isenberg admits that this story is not necessarily “untold,” but rather exists outside the typical American ideologies of what it means to be white in the U.S. close overlay Buy Featured Book Title White Trash Subtitle The Year Untold History of Class in America Author Nancy Isenberg.

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This study guide contains the following sections.White Trash: The Year Untold History of Class in America (Kindle Edition) Published June 21st by Viking Kindle Edition, pages.