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

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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, history professor Nancy 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 and they now 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.
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9780670785971
9781515905448
9781101608487
9781515925446
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Classism -- United States -- History
Mountain people -- United States -- History
Poor white people -- United States -- Social conditions -- History
Poor white people -- United States -- Social conditions -- History -- Audiobooks (CD)
Rednecks -- United States -- History
Social classes -- United States -- History
Social classes -- United States -- History -- Audiobooks (CD)
Working class white people -- United States -- Social conditions -- History
Working class white people -- United States -- Social conditions -- History -- Audiobooks (CD)
title_displayWhite trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America
title_fullWhite Trash The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America / Nancy Isenberg
White trash [sound recording] : the 400-year untold history of class in America / Nancy Isenberg
title_shortWhite trash
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Classism
History
Mountain people
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Poor white people
Rednecks
Social classes
Social conditions
Sociology
Working class white people