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White trash: the 400-year untold history of class in America 1 edition

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A history of poor whites in America, mainly in the South.

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

Published 2016 by Viking in New York City, New York, USA .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Contents ix
List of Illustrations xi
Preface xiii
Introduction - Fables We Forget By 1
I To Begin the World Anew
1 Taking Out the Trash: Waste People in the New World 17
2 John Locke's Lubberland: The Settlements of Carolina and Georgia 43
3 Benjamin Franklin's American Breed: The Demographics of Mediocrity 64
4 Thomas Jefferson's Rubbish: A Curious Topography of Class 85
5 Andrew Jackson's Cracker Country: The Squatter as Common Man 105
II Degeneration of the American Breed
6 Pedigree and Poor White Trash: Bad Blood, Half-Breeds, and Clay-Eaters 135
7 Cowards, Poltroons, and Mudsills: Civil War as Class Warfare 154
8 Thoroughbreds and Scalawags: Bloodlines and Bastard Stock in the Age of Eugenics 174
9 Forgotten Men and Poor Folk: Downward Mobility and the Great Depression 206
10 The Cult of the Country Boy: Elvis Presley, Andy Griffith, and LBJ's Great Society 231
III The White Trash Makeover
11 Redneck Roots: Deliverance, Billy Beer, and Tammy Faye 269
12 Outing Rednecks: Slumming, Slick Willie, and Sarah Palin 291
America's Strange Breed: The Long Legacy of White Trash 310
Notes 323
Index 447

The Physical Object

xvii, 460p
Number of pages
760 grams

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July 13, 2017 Edited by Mek adding subject: Internet Archive Wishlist
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