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Class matters : the strange career of an American delusion

Author: Steve Fraser
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the decks of the Mayflower straight through to Donald Trump's "American carnage," class has always played a role in American life. In this remarkable work, Steve Fraser twines our nation's past with his own family's history, deftly illustrating how class matters precisely because Americans work so hard to pretend it doesn't. He examines six signposts of American history--the settlements at Plymouth and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fraser
ISBN: 9780300221503 0300221509
OCLC Number: 1002129765
Description: xi, 287 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The enigma of class in America --
East of Eden --
We the people in the city of brotherly love --
Wretched refuse --
There was a young cowboy : homeless on the range --
John Smith visits suburbia --
Free at last? : "I have a dream" and involuntary servitude --
Conclusion: The homeland.
Other Titles: Strange career of an American delusion
Responsibility: Steve Fraser.
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A uniquely personal yet deeply informed exploration of the hidden history of class in American life  Read more...
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"Intriguing, provocative, and revealing."-Felicia R. Lee, Washington Post"In vivid, animated prose, Steve Fraser has combined history, economics, autobiography and home truths. The result is a Read more...

 
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