The Rise and Fall of the White Republic: Class Politics and Mass Culture in Nineteenth Century America

Front Cover
Verso, Jan 1, 1990 - History - 397 pages
0 Reviews
In this acclaimed historical study. Alexander Saxton establishes the centrality of white racism to American politics and culture. Examining images of race at a popular level -- from blackface minstrelsy to the construction of the Western hero, from grassroots political culture to dime noveis -- as well as the philosophical constructions of the political elite, it is a powerful and comprehensive account of the ideological forces at work in the formation of modern America. Book jacket.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

National Republicans
23
Whigs
53
Mass Media Mass Mediators
77
Copyright

12 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1990)

Alexander Saxton is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Bibliographic information