AUTHORS

Nancy Isenberg

Nancy Isenberg is the author of Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr, which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize in Biography and won the Oklahoma Book Award for best book in non-fiction. She is the co-author, with Andrew Burstein, of Madison and Jefferson. She is the T. Harry Williams Professor of American History at LSU and writes regularly for Salon.com.

BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR

REVIEWS

spirited... Isenberg's book will come as a bracing surprise.
Sunday Times

Isenberg's book is too tautly and accessibly written to have been merely a niche academic study... meticulous historical research is supported by an impressive array of cultural evidence... an important book.
The Herald

A masterly and ambitious cultural history of changing concepts of class and inferiority.
New York Times (Notable Book of the Year)

A gritty and sprawling assault on... American mythmaking
Washington Post

A bracing reminder of the persistent contempt for the white underclass.
The Atlantic

This eye-opening investigation into our country's entrenched social hierarchy is acutely relevant.
O Magazine

An eloquent synthesis of the country's history of class stratification.
Boston Globe

[White Trash] sheds bright light on a long history of demagogic national politicking, beginning with Jackson. It makes Donald Trump seem far less unprecedented than today's pundits proclaim.
Slate