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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