Ever read a great book and need to discuss with others?
This month we are reading "White Trash. The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America." by Nancy Isenberg. This wonderful book shows how interwoven race and class are.
"The Civil War was a struggle to shore up both a racial and a class hierarchy. The Confederacy was afraid that poor whites would be drawn in by Union appeals and would vote to end slavery - because slavery was principally a reflection of the wealthy planters' self-interest...Moved by the need for control, for an unchallenged top tier, the power elite in American history has thrived by placating the vulnerable and creating for them a false sense of identification - denying real class differences wherever possible."
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