America's Forgotten Majority Why The White Working Class Still Matters

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Basic Books, Jun 6, 2000 - Business & Economics - 215 pages
Ruy Teixeira and Joel Rogers tackle a central mystery of twentieth-century electoral politics—how did the Democratic party lose the vote of the white working class, which today constitutes roughly 55 percent of the electorate? And why do both parties continue to ignore the wants and needs of this critical mass of American voters?This "forgotten majority" has played a decisive role in federal elections and policy over the past thirty years, but its experience of declining prosperity and party neglect over the last several decades has left its loyalties unstable. Teixeira and Rogers argue that it is time for politicians to realize that this group will shape the nation's political fortunes in 2000 and beyond.

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Contents

Introducing Americas Forgotten Majority
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How the Forgotten Majority Enriches
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The Elections of 1992 and 1994
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