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American Blindspot

Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency

Gerardo Marti



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Rowman & Littlefield
15 March 2020
American Blindspot: Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency is a careful exploration of the forces that led to the election of the 45th president of the United States. Gerardo Marti synthesizes the latest scholarship and historical research to examine the roles race, class, and religion have played in politics-both historically and today. The book goes beyond the initial claims that the American working class was the force behind Trump's election or policies and instead offers a nuanced perspective of how race, religion, and class together have shaped our national views, Trump's election, and his policies.
By:   Gerardo Marti
Imprint:   Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781538116098
ISBN 10:   153811609X
Pages:   332
Publication Date:   15 March 2020
Recommended Age:   From 18 to 22 years
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Gerardo Marti is L. Richardson King professor of sociology and chair of the department at Davidson College, where he also teaches in the department of Africana Studies. He is the author of several books, including Latino Protestants in America, and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Sociology of Religion.

Reviews for American Blindspot: Race, Class, Religion, and the Trump Presidency

Writing with accessible clarity, Marti takes us through the long and deep history that has shaped the American system of white privilege, woven it into our identity and economic order, and sanctified it in the churches. Through both original historical sources and the best recent scholarship, this book shows us why we should not have been surprised by the 2016 election and its aftermath.--Nancy T. Ammerman, professor emerita, Boston University and author, Baptist Battles: Social Change and Religious Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention Examining intersecting inequalities based on race, religion, and economics, Gerardo Marti argues that Donald Trump's election revealed--rather than upended--deep histories in American culture and society. This engaging read, based on the latest scholarship, presents Trump as the embodiment of deep ethno-religious undercurrents. An unsettling, but important, message for those of us who hope for better from our nation.--Rhys H. Williams, professor of sociology, Loyola University Chicago

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