- 407 p. : ill., charts ; 24 cm.
- A critique of the white American class structure argues that the paths of social mobility that once advanced the nation are now serving to further isolate an elite upper class while enforcing a growing and resentful white underclass.Includes bibliographical references and index.Prologue: November 21, 1963 -- Our kind of people -- The foundations of the new upper class -- A new kind of segregation -- How thick is your bubble? -- The bright side of the new upper class -- The founding virtues -- Belmont and Fishtown -- Marriage -- Industriousness -- Honesty -- Religiosity -- The real Fishtown -- The size of the new lower class -- The selective collapse of American community -- The founding virtues and the stuff of life -- One nation, divisible -- Alternative futures -- Appendices: A. Data sources and presentation -- B. Supplemental material for the segregation chapter -- C. Supplemental material for the chapter on Belmont and Fishtown -- D. Supplemental material for the marriage chapter -- E. Supplemental material for the honesty chapter -- F. Supplemental material for the American community chapter -- G. Supplemental material for the chapter about the founding virtues and the stuff of life.