Nancy Isenberg

Nancy Isenberg is the author of White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of  Class in America, Fallen Founder : The Life of Aaron Burr, and Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America. Her most recent book, written with Andrew Burstein, is The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality. She is the T. Harry Williams Professor of American History at Louisiana State University.

Gene Therapy

A writer’s search for herself in the branches of her family tree

by Nancy Isenberg | Monday, March 28, 2022

Life in the Shadows

The trauma and violence that prop up our economy

by Nancy Isenberg | Thursday, September 02, 2021

Southern Secrets

Three very different women haunted by the past

by Nancy Isenberg | Monday, June 03, 2019

White, Whiteness, Whitewash

The masks we wear in America

by Nancy Isenberg | Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Beneath the Powdered Wig

Reinterpreting the life of our trendiest Founding Father

by Nancy Isenberg | Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Making Their Voices Heard

The story behind passage of the 19th Amendment

by Nancy Isenberg | Monday, March 02, 2020

Waking From the Dream

Most Americans assume society is more egalitarian than it is

by Nancy Isenberg | Monday, June 05, 2017