The Redneck Manifesto by Jim Goad

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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 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


About Jim Goad

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Jim Goad Jim Goad, himself a proud member of The White Trash Nation, is the creator of and chief writer for ANSWER Me!, a controversial "zine" that he and his wife publish out of their home in Portland, Oregon. He does not presently live in a trailer park but is thinking about it. The Redneck Manifesto is his first book.
Published May 14, 1997 by Simon & Schuster. 272 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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whites in 18th-century America who had been bonded servants (in effect, white slaves) were promised "two suits, an ax, and two hoes.'' The hoes, "we are to presume, were gardening tools instead of prostitutes, unless `weeding' and `grubbing' were sexual euphemisms in colonial America.'' Goad's as...

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Goad's manifesto, however, is not a call to class warfare, but a call to awareness of the fact that class warfare has been waged for millennia, conducted exclusively by the upper class against the underclass, who have almost invariably surrendered supinely.

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