Nancy Isenberg - White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
Roosevelt House hosts a special evening featuring Nancy Isenberg, author of the groundbreaking bestseller White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, in conversation with Frank Rich, Writer-at-Large for New York Magazine, and Bill Goldstein, Public Programming Curator for Roosevelt House.
Isenberg, the T. Harry Williams Professor of history at Louisiana State University, has updated the paperback of White Trash to include updated reflections on the 2016 presidential election. As Isenberg and Rich will discuss, the voters who boosted Trump all the way to the White House have been a permanent part of our American fabric, from the earliest British colonial settlement to today's hillbillies.
Isenberg's White Trash 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 nineteenth century, she argues; Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics, a widely popular movement that targeted poor whites for sterilization. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and the Great Society. Marginalized as a class, white trash have always been at or near the center of major political debates over the American identity.
Welcoming remarks by Roosevelt House Director Harold Holzer.
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, May 9, 2017.
WHITE TRASH - Trump’s Base: The 400 - Year Old Story of Class in America
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400 Year affliction in America NOT Egypt!!
This video provides irrefutable proof that the 400 years of affliction was not in ancient Egypt but America. According to scripture in both testaments, the missing books and history the African Americans are Hebrew Israelites.
Pt. 13 - Untold Ancient American Truth//Aboriginal America True old world/Maya, Egypt, Nagas History
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Kirkus TV Interview with Bestselling Author Nancy Isenberg
Poor Americans 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 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, 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. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review.
The Key Takeaways from Nancy Isenberg's White Trash
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Nancy Isenberg & Andrew Burstein
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Eugenics in the 20th Century: White Trash and Negroes
Chapter 8 of the Book White Trash
Read About It Author Interview: Nancy Isenberg
Taped on August 2, 2008: Nancy Isenberg, winner of the 2008 Oklahoma Book Award, will discuss Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr.
Audio for White Trash selection from Nancy Isenberg's book on class in America.
Audio for White Trash selection from Nancy Isenberg's book on class in America. This selection focuses on the eugenics movement. For classroom purposes.
Nancy Isenberg, MD
Nancy Isenberg, MD, specializes in neurology and cognitive disorders.
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In her best-selling history of the class system in America, historian Nancy Isenberg upends history as we know it by taking on our comforting myths about equality and uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present, always embarrassing—if occasionally entertaining—poor white trash. Benjamin Reiss, fellow historian and author will join Isenberg in a conversation on the untold history of class in America.
Andrew Jackson and Reading White Trash by Nancy Isenberg
Convinced to tackle this brick and working my way through it. Couldn’t not comment on the chapter profiling president Andrew Jackson. White Trash by Nancy Isenberg is proving frighteningly relevant.
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White Trash interview with Nancy Isenberg
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Review: White Trash- The 400 Year Untold History of Class in America
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Reflections on : White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
The origin of ‘white trash,’ and why class is still an issue in the U.S.
In “White Trash,” Nancy Isenberg delves into the history of class in America, starting with British colonization. At that time, America was seen as a wasteland -- a place to discard the idle poor. The agrarian communities they subsequently formed often remained poor due to a phenomenon Isenberg calls “horizontal mobility.” Jeffrey Brown speaks with the author about how we can evolve past class.
35th Portier Lecture: White Trash: The 400-Year History of Class in America
Presented by Nancy Isenberg, Ph.D.
The 35th Annual Portier Lecture: White Trash: The 400-Year History of Class in America
Thursday, October 29, at 7:30, at Byrne Memorial Hall
Spring Hill College - Mobile, Alabama
Nancy Isenberg is the T. Harry Williams Professor of History at Louisiana State University. She is the author of Madison and Jefferson, 2010, with Andrew Burstein; Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr, 2007; and Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America, 1998.
The Portier Lecture is the annual history lecture, named in honor of Bishop Michael Portier, the first bishop of Mobile, who founded Spring Hill College in 1830.
This event was sponsored by the Spring Hill College Department of History. This video was produced in association with the Department of Communication Arts.
Produced by J.L. Stevens II