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Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010

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CHARLES MURRAY is the W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He first came to national attention in 1984 with Losing Ground. His subsequent books include In Pursuit, The Bell Curve (with Richard J. Herrnstein), What It Means to Be a Libertarian, Human Accomplishment, In Our Hands, and Real Education. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives with his wife in Burkittsville, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Prologue: November 21, 1963 1

Part I

The Formation of a New Upper Class

1. Our Kind of People

2. The Foundations of the New Upper Class

3. A New Kind of Segregation

4. How Thick Is Your Bubble?

5. The Bright Side of the New Upper Class

Part II

The Formation of a New Lower Class

6. The Founding Virtues

7. Belmont and Fishtown

8. Marriage

9. Industriousness

10. Honesty

11. Religiosity

12. The Real Fishtown

13. The Size of the New Lower Class

Part III

Why It Matters

14. The Selective Collapse of American Community

15. The Founding Virtues and the Stuff of Life

16. One Nation, Divisible

17. Alternative Futures

Acknowledgments

Appendix A: Data Sources and Presentation

Appendix B: Supplemental Material for the Segregation Chapter

Appendix C: Supplemental Material for the Chapter on Belmont and

Fishtown

Appendix D: Supplemental Material for the Marriage Chapter

Appendix E: Supplemental Material for the Honesty Chapter

Appendix F: Supplemental Material for the American Community

Chapter

Appendix G: Supplemental Material for the Chapter About the Founding

Virtues and the Stuff of Life

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307453433
Subtitle:
The State of White America, 1960-2010
Author:
Murray, Charles
Author:
Murray, Charles
Publisher:
Crown Forum
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Featured Titles-History and Social Science
Subject:
sociology;politics;culture;social science;history;america;non-fiction;economics;social issues
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130129
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.95 in 0.72 lb

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