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

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Verso, 1990 - History - 397 pages
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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 novels 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.

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Alexander Saxton, a professor emeritus of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, is also the author of The Indispenasble Enemy: Labor and Anti-Chinese Movement in California as well as several novels. He spent nearly twenty years as a merchant seaman and carpenter before launching a distinguished academic career.

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