The State of White America, 1960-2010
Paperback ISBN: 030745343x
A critique of the white American class structure argues that the paths of social mobility that once advanced the nation are now serving to further isolate an elite upper class while enforcing a growing and resentful white underclass.
A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Hardcover ISBN: 0062300547
Shares the poignant story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle-class life and the collective demons of the past. 25,000 first printing.
The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
Hardcover ISBN: 0670785970
"A history of the class system in America from the colonial era to the present illuminates the crucial legacy of the underprivileged white demographic, citing the pivotal contributions of lower-class white workers in wartime, social policy, and the rise of the Republican Party,"--NoveList.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1400067553
A first book by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist profiles everyday life in the settlement of Annawadi as experienced by a Muslim teen, an ambitious rural mother of a prospective female college student and a young scrap metal thief, in an account that illuminates how their efforts to build better lives are challenged by regional religious, caste and economic tensions. 35,000 first printing.
A Charmed Life
Growing Up in Macbeth's Castle
Paperback ISBN: 0312384963
The daughter of a titled Scottish father recounts the horrors of her childhood in spite of popular beliefs about her fairy-tale lifestyle, describing her father's struggles with alcoholism that resulted in numerous brushes with death and the loss of his family's legacy. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0316003182
Tad Friend's family is nothing if not illustrious: his father was president of SwarthmoreCollege, and at Smith his mother came in second in a poetry contest judged by W.H. Auden--to Sylvia Plath.Â For centuries, Wasps like his ancestors dominated American life.Â But then, in the '60s, their fortunes began to fall.Â As a young man, Tad noticed that his family tree, for all its glories, was full of alcoholics, depressives, and reckless eccentrics.Â Yet his identity had already been shaped by the family's age-old traditions and expectations.Â Part memoir, part family history, andÂ part cultural study of the long swoon of the American Wasp, Cheerful Money is a captivating examination of a cultural crack-up and a man trying to escape its wreckage.
The Privatization of Childhood
Paperback ISBN: 1781689482
What is at stake when some American children go to school hungry and others go to school in $1,000 Bugaboo strollers? Class War argues that under free market capitalism, life paths prescribed by class but framed as parental choices—public or private? Gifted & Talented, general or special education?—segregate American children from birth through adolescence, and into adulthood, as never before. In an age of austerity, an elite class of corporate education reformers has found new ways to transfer the costs of raising children to families. Examining three New York City schools, Class War show how education has been transformed into a competitive “hunger games
The Crash of 2016
The Plot to Destroy America - and What We Can Do to Stop It
Hardcover ISBN: 0446584835
""One of our most influential progressive voices tells the story of the hollowing of the American middle class and lays out the choices that we must make now to ensure that the dream of prosperity can live on for generations." --Provided by the publisher"--