Tamara Draut with Brad Lander
There was a time when Americas working class was seen as the backbone of the American economy, having considerable political, economic, and moral authority. But the working class we have nowfar more female and racially diverse and employed by the fast food, retail, health care, and other service industrieshas been marginalized, if not ignored, by politicians and pundits. This is changing, swiftly and dramatically.
Todays working class is a sleeping giant. And as Tamara Draut makes abundantly clear, it is just now waking up to its 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 America for the better.
Draut will engage in conversation with New York City Councilmember Brad Lander.
Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Center (View)
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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