A Forgotten Political Dynasty. Poor Whites and the Myth of a Class-Free Society.

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View of 15-year-old Ila Feebach, at home for housework, and caring for her two young siblings, Cynthiana, KY, 1916.

Nancy Isenberg chronicles the social history of poor whites in the United States beginning 400 years ago in her book, White Trash. Author Stephanie Danler on her coming-of-age novel set in NYC's bustling restaurant scene. We kick off our “Also-Rans: American Losers” series with one of America’s first political dynasties: The New York Clintons, George and Dewitt. Douglas Alan Cohn looks at the challenges that each of our presidents faced during their first 12 months in office.