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Book cover for March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine
We as black people were compelled to learn these rules in order to stay alive. They were rules that were not written down but instead handed down through the spoken word from generation to generation by black folks absolutely committed to ...more
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Nancy Isenberg
“Poor whites are still taught to hate—but not to hate those who are keeping them in line. Lyndon Johnson knew this when he quipped, “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.” We”
Nancy Isenberg, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Nancy Isenberg
“If this book accomplishes anything it will be to have exposed a number of myths about the American dream, to have disabused readers of the notion that upward mobility is a function of the founders’ ingenious plan, or that Jacksonian democracy was liberating, or that the Confederacy was about states’ rights rather than preserving class and racial distinctions.”
Nancy Isenberg, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Nancy Isenberg
“Instead of a thoroughgoing democracy, Americans have settled for democratic stagecraft.”
Nancy Isenberg, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

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