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.

Life at the Bottom

It’s not just the rich who victimize the poor

by Nancy Isenberg | Wednesday, March 01, 2023

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