A Nation of Outsiders How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America

Author(s): 
Hale, Grace Elizabeth
ISBN: 
9780195393132
Date published: 
March 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£18.99

A broad cultural history of the postwar US, this book traces how middle-class white Americans increasingly embraced figures they understood as outsiders and used them to re-imagine their own cultural position as Marchinal and alienated. Romanticizing outsiders and becoming rebels, middle-class whites denied the contradictions between self-determination and social connection.