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

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.

Despite the founders’ declaration that “all men are created equal,” the reality of life in America has continuously told a different story. With careful research, Isenberg reviews the popular American myth of equality for all and illustrates how poor whites, or “white trash,” have traditionally been a much-derided, marginalized part of American society...

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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.

Despite the founders’ declaration that “all men are created equal,” the reality of life in America has continuously told a different story. With careful research, Isenberg reviews the popular American myth of equality for all and illustrates how poor whites, or “white trash,” have traditionally been a much-derided, marginalized part of American society...