History Book Club: White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
November 8, 2017
The History Book Club meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Cayuga Museum on the second Wednesday of the month, excluding June, July and August. Participation is free and guests can come to any or all of the meetings.
November 8 -- White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg. 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. 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.