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Sleeping Giant

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There was a time when America's working class was seen as the backbone of the American economy, with considerable political, economic and moral authority. But the working class we have now--far more female and racially diverse and employed in fast food, retail, health care and other service industries--has been marginalized, if not ignored, by politicians and pundits. But this is changing, swiftly and dramatically.

Today's working class is a sleeping giant. And as Tamara Draut makes abundantly clear, they are just now waking up to their untapped political power. Sleeping Giant is the first major examination of the new working class and the role it will play in our economic and political future. Blending moving individual narratives, historical background and sophisticated analysis, Draut forcefully argues that this newly energized class is far along in the process of changing American for the better.

Draut examines the legacy of exclusion based on race and gender that contributes to the invisibility of the new working class, despite their entwinement in our day-to-day lives. No longer confined to the assembly line, today's working class watches our children and cares for our parents. They park our cars, screen our luggage, clean our offices and cook and serve our meals. They are us.

With "Fight for $15" minimum wage protests popping up throughout the country (and in some places winning), and economic inequality recognized as one of the defining issues of our time, today's working class will soon become impossible to ignore and foolish to dismiss. Sleeping Giant is the first book to tell the story of this extraordinary transformation in full and inspiring detail.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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  • Release date: April 5, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9780385539784
  • File size: 5343 KB
  • Release date: April 5, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9780385539784
  • File size: 6858 KB
  • Release date: April 5, 2016

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There was a time when America's working class was seen as the backbone of the American economy, with considerable political, economic and moral authority. But the working class we have now--far more female and racially diverse and employed in fast food, retail, health care and other service industries--has been marginalized, if not ignored, by politicians and pundits. But this is changing, swiftly and dramatically.

Today's working class is a sleeping giant. And as Tamara Draut makes abundantly clear, they are just now waking up to their untapped political power. Sleeping Giant is the first major examination of the new working class and the role it will play in our economic and political future. Blending moving individual narratives, historical background and sophisticated analysis, Draut forcefully argues that this newly energized class is far along in the process of changing American for the better.

Draut examines the legacy of exclusion based on race and gender that contributes to the invisibility of the new working class, despite their entwinement in our day-to-day lives. No longer confined to the assembly line, today's working class watches our children and cares for our parents. They park our cars, screen our luggage, clean our offices and cook and serve our meals. They are us.

With "Fight for $15" minimum wage protests popping up throughout the country (and in some places winning), and economic inequality recognized as one of the defining issues of our time, today's working class will soon become impossible to ignore and foolish to dismiss. Sleeping Giant is the first book to tell the story of this extraordinary transformation in full and inspiring detail.

From the Hardcover edition.

Expand title description text