America's Forgotten Majority: Why the White Working Class Still Matters

America's Forgotten Majority: Why the White Working Class Still Matters

by Ruy Teixeira, Joel Rodgers, Joel Rogers
     
 

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"America's Forgotten Majority explains how and why the Democratic party lost the support of the white working class by ignoring the interests of this critical block of American voters. While detailing the costs of this defection from the Democratic party over the last thirty years, Teixeira and Rogers argue for the centrality of working class concerns to the political…  See more details below

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"America's Forgotten Majority explains how and why the Democratic party lost the support of the white working class by ignoring the interests of this critical block of American voters. While detailing the costs of this defection from the Democratic party over the last thirty years, Teixeira and Rogers argue for the centrality of working class concerns to the political process as a whole. America's Forgotten Majority shows that politicians are increasingly pitching their message to an upscale audience that excludes the preponderance of American, and traditionally Democratic, voters." "America's Forgotten Majority also describes a platform for a progressive coalition attuned to the needs of everyday Americans and explains why this reality, which for so many years has been mistaken as a liberal politician's dream, is possible today."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465083985
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
06/06/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Meet the Author


Ruy Teixeira is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation. He is the author of several books, including The Disappearing American Voter, and of numerous articles in publications ranging from scholarly journals to the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, The American Prospect, and The New Republic.

Joel Rogers is Professor of Law, Political Science, and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also directs the Center on Wisconsin Strategy. The author of many academic books and articles, he is also a contributing editor at The Nation and Boston Review, and a longtime social and political activist.

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