spirited... Isenberg's book will come as a bracing surprise.
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.
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
A bracing reminder of the persistent contempt for the white underclass.
This eye-opening investigation into our country's entrenched social hierarchy is acutely relevant.
An eloquent synthesis of the country's history of class stratification.
[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.