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Nancy Isenberg received her Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. She is the T. Harry Williams Professor of History at Louisiana State University. She is the author of Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America; Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr (winner of the 2008 Oklahoma mostrar mais Book Award for non-fiction); Madison and Jefferson, co-authored with Andrew Burstein, was named one of the top five non-fiction titles of 2010 by Kirkus; and White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, which is a 2016 New York Times Bestseller. She has been featured on C-SPAN2 "Book TV," and on various NPR programs. She and Andrew Burstein are regular contributors to Salon.com. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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ISENBERG, Nancy
ISENBERG, Nancy G.
Data de nascimento
1958
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
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University of Wisconsin
Rutgers University
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Professor
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Burstein, Andrew (partner)
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Louisiana State University
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Geri Thoma
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Nancy Isenberg is the T. Harry Williams Professor of American History at LSU, and writes regularly for Salon.com. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Charlottesville, Virginia. [adapted from White Trash (2016)]

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The title of this book oversold the content. While the author began with an interesting discussion of the colonists in New England and in Jamestown, at some point the book started exclusively discussing the American south. What happened in the North was not addressed at all, so I found the book very disappointing in this regard.
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vwinsloe | outras 79 resenhas | May 19, 2024 |
Gives a startling and sad review of American attitudes to the white poor. However, whenever her analysis turns to religion she seems to lack impartiality and misreads her sources.
 
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Brendon-Norton | outras 79 resenhas | Apr 9, 2024 |
Another useful corrective to the "American Dream" myth, surveying American history from the earliest colonial era to show how the attitudes and beliefs of the political class towards "waste people", "lubbers", "squatters", "rubbish", "mudsills", "crackers", "hillbillies", and "rednecks", among other unflattering terms applied to poor whites, have shaped an economic structure in which a fixed white underclass has been trapped. Pays fairly little attention to that class itself, focusing instead on what the powerful have done to it, until the latter couple of chapters in which the author gives a cursory and rather unsatisfying look at the rise of what might be called white trash culture in the last few decades. Her historical economics > her pop culture sociology.… (mais)
 
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lelandleslie | outras 79 resenhas | Feb 24, 2024 |
2.5 I listened to the audiobook, which is to say I let it play and payed attention in various degrees. The bulk of this book is a rehashing of historical information I've already read. There's nothing wrong with that except that I'm not particularly interested in going over it again. So unfortunately by the time we got to the parts I did want to hear I was already bored. Overall a decent history but not my favorite. Probably a good resource for other readers.
 
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Kiramke | outras 79 resenhas | Jun 27, 2023 |

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