White trash the 400-year untold history of class in America
(Audiobook CD)

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Contributors
Potter, Kirsten, narrator.
Published
Old Waybrook, CT : Tantor ;, [2016].
Format
Audiobook CD
Edition
Unabridged.
ISBN
9781515905448, 1515905446
Physical Desc
12 audio discs (15 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lexile measure
1220L
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Published
Old Waybrook, CT : Tantor ;, [2016].
Edition
Unabridged.
Language
English
ISBN
9781515905448, 1515905446
UPC
9781515905448
Lexile measure
1220

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Compact disc.
Participants/Performers
Read by Kirsten Potter.
Description
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.

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Morris County Library - Adult Media305.50973 ISEHeld
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Isenberg, N., & Potter, K. (2016). White trash: the 400-year untold history of class in America (Unabridged.). Tantor ;.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Isenberg, Nancy and Kirsten, Potter. 2016. White Trash: The 400-year Untold History of Class in America. Tantor.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Isenberg, Nancy and Kirsten, Potter. White Trash: The 400-year Untold History of Class in America Tantor, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Isenberg, Nancy,, and Kirsten Potter. White Trash: The 400-year Untold History of Class in America Unabridged., Tantor ;, 2016.

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