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The Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America's Scapegoats

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"A primal scream in defense of white working-class wage serfs....viciously funny...a politically unclassifiable polemic sure to humor, or offend, or enrage...in equal measure". — Booklist

Rednecks...hillbillies...crackers...trailer trash. Whatever they're called, America's poor whites have become easy targets for ridicule and hostility in this country.

A much needed reassessment of the classic caricature, The Redneck Manifesto traces the history of the white underclass and exposes the real sources of its frustrations, anger, and follies. From a provocative reevaluation of "hatemongers, gun nuts, and paranoid, tax-resisting extremists" to an explanation of why Elvis, Bigfoot, and space aliens are objects of veneration, Goad elucidates redneck politics, religion, and values in his own uniquely unusual way.

"A furious, profane, smart, and hilariously smart-aleck defense of working-class white culture....Something important, necessary, and long overdue has been said". — Rod Dreher, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

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In "The Redneck Manifesto", Goad elucidates redneck politics, religion, and values in his own unique way. "A furious, profane, smart, and hilariously smart-aleck defense of working-class white culture".--"Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel".

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Culture maverick Jim Goad presents a thoroughly reasoned, darkly funny, and rampagingly angry defense of America's most maligned social group — the cultural clan variously referred to as rednecks, hillbillies, white trash, crackers, and trailer trash. As The Redneck Manifesto boldly points out and brilliantly demonstrates, America's dirty little secret isn't racism but classism. While pouncing incessantly on racial themes, most major media are silent about America's widening class rifts, a problem that negatively affects more people of all colors than does racism. With an unmatched ability for rubbing salt in cultural wounds, Jim Goad deftly dismantles most popular American notions about race and culture and takes a sledgehammer to our delicate glass-blown popular conceptions of government, religion, media, and history.

About the Author

Jim Goad himself a proud member of The White Trash Nation, was the creator and chief writer for ANSWER Me!, a controversial "zine" that he used to publish in Los Angeles. He does not presently live in a trailer park but is thinking about it. The Redneck Manifesto is his first book.

Table of Contents

1. White Niggers Have Feelings, Too

2. Feudal Existence: The Roots of Eurogarbage

3. A Quick History of the White American Underclass (And an Even Quicker History of the Goads)

4. The View from Outside: How Rednecks Became Aliens

5. Workin' Hard

6. Playin' Hard

7. Prayin' Hard

8. What's So Bad About Hatemongers, Gun Nuts, and Paranoid, Tax-Resisting Extremists?

9. Me and the Blacks

10. Several Compelling Arguments for the Enslavement of All White Liberals

Endnotes

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mateo.onmongo, October 13, 2010 (view all comments by mateo.onmongo)
Despite being a genuine American "sub-culture", complete with its own set of values (fightin' and drinkin', fundamentalism, "rural" living, guns, NASCAR, tattoos, etc.), and largely descended from the Scots-Irish who first settled in the South.... "Rednecks", etc. have avoided explicitly identifying themselves, unlike Hispanics, Jews, Italians and other cultural groups in this country. So in the absence of any "self-identity", they've simply inherited all the derogatory names given them by "outsiders" (hillbillies, crackers, rednecks, hicks, white trash, etc.). But if there's a better name for these so-called "scapegoats", then let's hear it.
Actually, a better take on this subject might be Jim Webb's "Born Fighting, How the Scots-Irish Shaped America".
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dwdevil666, January 27, 2010 (view all comments by dwdevil666)
This is one of my favorites! A real eye opener to alternative history ,slavery,and the roll class has played in history. Also some dark humor from our local jim goad writing from Oregon state pokey
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684838649
Author:
Goad, Jim
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
Parodies
Subject:
Rednecks.
Subject:
Working class whites
Subject:
Minority Studies - General
Subject:
Working class whites -- United States.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. (SMA) 98-3176
Publication Date:
May 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 8.19 oz

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Product details 272 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780684838649 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In "The Redneck Manifesto", Goad elucidates redneck politics, religion, and values in his own unique way. "A furious, profane, smart, and hilariously smart-aleck defense of working-class white culture".--"Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel".
"Synopsis" by , Culture maverick Jim Goad presents a thoroughly reasoned, darkly funny, and rampagingly angry defense of America's most maligned social group — the cultural clan variously referred to as rednecks, hillbillies, white trash, crackers, and trailer trash. As The Redneck Manifesto boldly points out and brilliantly demonstrates, America's dirty little secret isn't racism but classism. While pouncing incessantly on racial themes, most major media are silent about America's widening class rifts, a problem that negatively affects more people of all colors than does racism. With an unmatched ability for rubbing salt in cultural wounds, Jim Goad deftly dismantles most popular American notions about race and culture and takes a sledgehammer to our delicate glass-blown popular conceptions of government, religion, media, and history.
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