White Trash: the 400-Year Untold History of Class in America is laced from beginning to end with a persistent and urgent consciousness of topical debates about race and politics, and a sensitivity to the ideals, desires, and fears of “lubbers,” “clay-eaters” and “crackers.”
Douglas J. Flowe
Douglas J. Flowe received his doctorate in American History from the University of Rochester and is an assistant professor of history at Washington University in St. Louis. His work is primarily concerned with themes of criminality, vice, leisure, and masculinity, and how they converge with issues of race, class, and space in American cities. His current book project analyzes illegality and offensive violence in the lives of black migrant men in the urban North, and questions how criminality connected to their notions of masculinity, and formed one of many responses to the broken expectations of migration and the brutalities of the Jim Crow era.
Posts by Douglas J. Flowe
Eleven original essays exploring Baldwin’s elusive terrain between private and public, self and history