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



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.