That class identification also happened when one family dominated all the European countries, i.e., the Sax-Coburgs.Grigoris wrote: ↑Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:43 pmI agree. People do not want to identify as working class as the idea that the working class is actually the motor of modern history has become unfashionable. People like to identify as something higher or loftier. Identification with one's class worked during a period when class mobility was basically non-existent and even then people seemed to identify more with a movement based in the working class, than with the class itself.
That class identification never took deep roots among white Anglo Americans. Most of the immigrant labor was in factories, etc. It is interesting to see the decade by decade decline in farming communities relative to the total population of the US here:
https://www.agclassroom.org/gan/timelin ... s_land.htm