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    • White Trash

    • The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
    • By: Nancy Isenberg
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,721
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,442
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,417

    In White Trash, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early 19th century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ's Great Society; they haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 400 Year Head Start Squandered

    • By Virgil on 10-11-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Fallen Founder

    • The Life of Aaron Burr
    • By: Nancy Isenberg
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    Generations have been told that Aaron Burr was a betrayer: of Alexander Hamilton, of his country, of those who had nobler ideas. But that version has been shaped by historians and writers from the 18th century on who were blinded by tabloid reports and propaganda created by Burr's political enemies during his lifetime. It is time to discover the real Aaron Burr.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very Burr-Centric

    • By Derek on 11-11-07

    Regular price: $42.00