Rainbow Pie : A Redneck Memoir

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2011-02-25
  • Publisher: Scribe Pubns Pty Ltd
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Set between 1950 and 1963, this coming-of-age memoir discusses one of America's most taboo subjects--social class. Combining recollection, accounts, and analysis, this book leans on Maw, Pap, Ony Mae, and other members of this rambunctious Scots-Irish family to chronicle the often-heartbreaking post-war journey of 22 million rural Americans into the cities, where they became the foundation of a permanent white underclass. Telling the stories of the gun-owning, uninsured, underemployed white tribes inhabiting America's heartlands, this record offers an intimate look at what was lost in the orchestrated post-war shift from an agricultural to an urban consumer society.

Author Biography

Joe Bageant is a columnist and political commentator who writes for international newspapers and magazines and has appeared on US national public radio and the BBC. He is the author of Deer Hunting with Jesus, which is being developed as a dramatic television series in America.

Table of Contents

Introduction Lost in the American Undertowp. 1
A Panther in a Sycamore Treep. 11
The Politics of Plentyp. 34
An Empire of Dirtp. 59
Behold the City!p. 81
Mama's People: whiskey, blood, and prayerp. 114
Son of a Blue Goosep. 139
Class Rulesp. 151
A Culture of Shamep. 173
Lunchpails and Laptopsp. 192
The Oligarch's Complaintp. 214
Draw Me!p. 238
The Sediment of Memoryp. 256
Over Home is Over Withp. 275
A Long-Promised Roadp. 290
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