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The Resource Class matters : the strange career of an American delusion, Steve Fraser

Class matters : the strange career of an American delusion, Steve Fraser

Label
Class matters : the strange career of an American delusion
Title
Class matters
Title remainder
the strange career of an American delusion
Statement of responsibility
Steve Fraser
Title variation
Class matters
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A uniquely personal yet deeply informed exploration of the hidden history of class in American life 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 Jamestown; the ratification of the Constitution; the Statue of Liberty; the cowboy; the "kitchen debate" between Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev; and Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech-to explore just how pervasively class has shaped our national conversation. With a historian's intellectual command and a riveting narrative voice, Fraser interweaves these examples with his own past-including his false arrest on charges of planning to blow up the Liberty Bell during the Civil Rights era-to tell a story both urgent and timeless
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HN90.S6
  • E169.Z8
LC item number
  • F73 2018
  • F73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Class matters : the strange career of an American delusion, Steve Fraser
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- The homeland
Control code
on1002129765
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780300221503
Lccn
2017948003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002129765
Label
Class matters : the strange career of an American delusion, Steve Fraser
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- The homeland
Control code
on1002129765
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780300221503
Lccn
2017948003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002129765

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